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Bessie Louise Walker Reid
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1918
Belton
Bell County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 2012
Belton
Bell County
Texas, USA

Funeral services for Bessie Louise Reid Gerstenberg, 93, of Belton will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton. Joe Baisden and Monty Daffern will be officiating. Interment will follow in the McDowell Cemetery in Belton.

Mrs. Gerstenberg passed away Monday, August 6, 2012 at a local nursing home.

Louise was born on September 23, 1918 at Salado to the late William and Bessie (Wiseman) Walker. She married Les Reid in 1939 in Bell County, after his death in 1976, she married Leonard Gerstenberg in 1987 in Willliamson County. She worked for Scott & White Hospital as nurse's aide for 21 years. Louise was a former member of the Bell County Home Demonstration Club and the Dog Ridge Rural Community Association. She was also a member of the Temple Iris Society for 40 years. Louise was a lifetime member of the Belton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers; W. B. Walker, Bill Walker and Henry "Red" Walker, five sisters; Kathlene Dunlap, Lois Richardson, Thelma Sebastian, Ruby Turnbo Froderman, and Agnes Meldman.

Survivors include three sons; Leslie Reid of Sealy, Rex Reid of Alvaton, KY, and Gary Reid of Florence, one daughter; Elaine Chaney of Graham, twelve grandchildren and numerous great grandchidren.

The family will receive visitors Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Heartfield Funeral Home.

Memorials in memory of Louise can be made to the Stillwater Church of Christ University Center of OSU, 821 N. Duck, Stillwater, OK 74075 or Medina children's Home, 21300 Highway 16 N, Medina, TX 78005 
 
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 Parents:
  William Birch Walker (1888 - 1952)
  Nannie Bessie Wiseman Walker (1889 - 1955)
 
 Spouses:
  Leslie Payne Reid (1905 - 1976)
  Leonard R. Gerstenberg (1909 - 2008)
 
 Siblings:
  Ruby May Walker Turnbo Froderman (1916 - 2002)*
  Bessie Louise Walker Reid (1918 - 2012)
  Claude Henry Walker (1928 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McDowell Cemetery
Belton
Bell County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Betty Lang Walker
Record added: Aug 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95065600
Bessie Louise <i>Walker</i> Reid
Added by: Chantal Teer
 
Bessie Louise <i>Walker</i> Reid
Added by: Betty Lang Walker
 
Bessie Louise <i>Walker</i> Reid
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- Chantal Teer
 Added: Sep. 16, 2012

- Ann
 Added: Sep. 1, 2012
Louise, may you rest in heavenly peace.
- Betty Lang Walker
 Added: Aug. 16, 2012
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