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 Delma Alice <I>Bessey</I> Stewart

Delma Alice Bessey Stewart

Death 29 Oct 2002 (aged 91)
Burial Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 79571344 · View Source
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WATERVILLE - Delma B. (Bessey) Stewart, 91, of Waterville, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at a local nursing home after a courageous battle with a rapidly progressing illness. She was born Feb. 13, 1911, in Skowhegan, daughter of Ellsworth Bessey and Linnie (Spoffard) Bessey of Hinckley. She graduated from Good Will (now Hinckley) School and Thomas College of Waterville.

She married Preston Stewart Oct 29, 1932. She worked at the New England Telephone office for five years and then helped run their grocery store in Hinckley until her children were born.

She was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church, where she had been a former member of the choir and a Sunday School secretary and member of the Methodist Guild. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star No. 64 in Fairfield, a former member of the Hinckley Grange and member of the Kennebecside Club. She was well known for her love of her family and her support and will be sadly missed by her remaining relatives.

Survivors include a son, Keith Stewart of Benton and his wife, Ann; a daughter, Sylvia Siket and her husband, Steve, of Yarmouth, and their son, Matt; her oldest son, Dean, passed away only 19 days before her on Oct. 10; his wife, Rosemary survives her. She is also survived by three sisters, Ada and Leona Bessey of Hinckley and Arah Sherrard of Shawmut and her four daughters, Linda, Cynthia, Marcia and Melissa, and their families.

She was predeceased by a sister, Gladys Palmer, and three brothers, Merle, Warren and Stanley Bessey. Many of her siblings' children and their families survive.

Interment will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield. In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made in her name to the Fairfield United Methodist Church. (Published in the Waterville Morning Sentinel, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002)

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  • Created by: Bev Winship
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79571344
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Delma Alice Bessey Stewart (13 Feb 1911–29 Oct 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79571344, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Bev Winship (contributor 46831240) .