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Bessie Brinkley

August 14, 1928 — January 4, 2021

Spencer

Bessie Brinkley, daughter of Clarence S. Harris and Julia C. (Mills) Harris was born August 14, 1928 in Lake Township.  She received her education at Lake Center Schools.  She taught in Clay County rural schools. 

     Bessie met a handsome man, Laverne Brinkley at a box social and they were married May 28, 1950 at Langdon Methodist Church.  Following their marriage, they farmed in the Spencer area.  After they retired from farming, she worked in the kitchen at the Spencer Hospital for 18 years.  She was a 4H leader and member of the Langdon Methodist Church.

     Bessie passed away on January 4, 2021 at the Pineview Assisted Living in Windom, MN at the age of 92.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; infant son, Larry; daughter, Kathy; two infant great grandsons, Abel and Bennett Griebel; sisters, Flora Seidel and Alma Mathews; brother, Lee Harris and several in-law’s.

     She is survived by daughters: Nancy Marsh of Windom, MN, Patsy (Keith) Jacobs of Sanborn, IA, Margie (Todd) Eriksen of Webb City, MO and Jenny (Todd) Laddusaw of Inver Grove Heights, MN; grandchildren: Paul (Tashia) Marsh, Travis Marsh, Chris (Jessica) Marsh, Stephanie (Dillon) Griebel, Amy Jacobs, Ashley (Jesse) Weddle, Samantha (Chad) Williams, Eliana Laddusaw, Isaac Laddusaw and Liam Laddusaw; 10 great grandchildren and sisters, Alvera Seidel and Mary Bricker.
























SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Family request masks to be worn and social distancing practiced.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Bessie's name has been established.
OFFICIATING
Rev. Chris St. Clair
CASKET BEARERS
Dillon Griebel
Isaac Laddusaw
Ashley Weddle
Samantha Williams
Chris Marsh
Travis Marsh

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Paul Marsh
Eliana Laddusaw
Liam Laddusaw
Stephanie Griebel
Amy Jacobs
VISITATION
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at Warner Chapel in Spencer.
MUSIC
"Just A Whispered Prayer"
"In The Garden"
"Amazing Grace"
INTERMENT
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa
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