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Helen Bessire

December 10, 1922 — March 24, 2020


Helen L. Bessire, age 97 of Temple, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 in Temple. An inurnment of ashes ceremony will be held at 11 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Waco Memorial Park.

Helen was born on December 10, 1922 in Willisville, IL to Lyman and Beulah McDonald. She graduated from Borger High School and worked as a private secretary until she married Rex W. Bessire on December 20, 1942. They were married for 62 years. She was ordained an elder of the Presbyterian Church in Waco. In Temple, she was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex; and son, Donald G. Bessire.

She is survived by her son, Terry W. Bessire; and granddaughter, C. Elena Bessire.

Memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church in Temple.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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