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Bessie Lee Lighthall

March 16, 1932 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 85)

Dwight - Bessie Lee Lighthall, 85, of Dwight, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017, at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka.

She was born March 16, 1932, the daughter of John and Pheby (Sigeans) Parr in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduated from Lafayette High School.

She married the love of  her life, George Aden Lighthall on December 20, 1952 in Long Beach, California.  They resided in California for nine years, before moving to the family farm in Dwight, where they raised their three children: Jean, Gregory and David. Bessie started working civil service in 1972.  Her career at Ft. Riley started in the commissary and concluded working in the Generals Budget and Payroll Office.  She retired in 1996.

Bessie was a member of the Dwight Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star and the FOE. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and quilting.  She loved visiting with friends and gathering with family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George in 2016, and daughter Jean in 2006.

Bessie is survived by her two sons: Gregory S. Lighthall, of Bellingham, WA and David L. Lighthall, of Dwight; 7 grandchildren, Daniel Malone (Katy), Sarah Malone, Austin, Colton and Mariah Lighthall, and Willow and Dylan Lighthall; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Bessie was cremated and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date.  A memorial gathering will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the Fellowship Hall of United Methodist Church in Dwight.

Memorial contributions may be made to Relay for Life and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.



 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 8, 2017

2:00 PM
Dwight United Methodist Churfh
501 7th Street
Dwight, KS 66849

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