Bessie Ellen Moore Weist, age 93, of Richmond, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Golden Living Center. Born April 11, 1917, in Richmond, Indiana, to William and Hazel Feustel Kreider, she was a lifelong resident of Richmond. Bessie was a bookkeeper for Star Bank retiring in 1979 and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her sisters, Barbara Jean Cooper of Mt. Sterling, Ohio and P.J. Dicken, of Dallas, Texas; nieces, including Vicki Nelson and her husband Roger of Richmond; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; great-great-nieces; and great-great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Virgil Moore; parents, William and Hazel Kreider; four sisters, Marie Essenmacher, Dorothy Brown, June Lahrman, and Edna Hughes; and three brothers, Oliver Kreider, Emmett Kreider, and Jack Kreider.
Graveside service for Bessie Ellen Moore Weist will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Goshen Cemetery with Pastor Laura Altman officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, Indiana 47201 or Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46209-4830.