Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Besson

Mary Elizabeth Besson

Mary Elizabeth Besson, age 93, of Leesburg, Indiana passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 in her residence. She was born October 10, 1922 in Bourbon, IN to George and Fannie (Miller) Watkins.


She was lifetime Kosciusko County, IN resident. She was united in marriage to Russell Dale Besson on June 1, 1944 in Bourbon, IN. Russell preceded her June 2, 2000. She was member of Clunette United Methodist Church. She formerly served as Secretary to Lester Davis at the Atwood and Warsaw Freshman High schools. She retired from the Kosciusko County Social Services Department.


Survivors include two sons Michael (spouse Janice) Besson of Centerville, OH and Thomas (spouse Cindy Besson of Nappanee, IN; a daughter Carol Besson of Leesburg; grandchildren Bradley, Michelle, Blaine and Todd; five great-grandchildren Russell, Caroline, William, Arianna and Ryder and one sister Jayne Neff of Goshen, IN. She was preceded by her parents, brothers Devoe and Robert, sisters Helen and Maxine and one grandchild Curt.


Visitation hours are scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and one hour prior to the service in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday. March 17, 2016 at the Funeral Chapel with Pastor Mike Beezley officiating. Interment will be in Leesburg Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to:

Clunette United Methodist Church Building Fund,

Leesburg Lions Club or

Atwood Lions Club

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