Bessie M. Smith
Bessie Mae Smith, 85, of Pickering, Missouri passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Nodaway Nursing Home.
Bessie was born on February 12, 1935 in Bedford, Iowa to Henry and Della (Rusco) McNeese. She was a housemother at Perrin Hall at Northwest Missouri State University for 17 years.
She married Robert E. Smith on September 13, 1950 in New Market, Iowa. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons, Walter D. (Nancy) Smith, Maryville, Missouri and Michael J. (Christy) Smith, Edmond, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Tiffany Smith, Tim Smith and Abby (Jake) Minyen; one great-grandchild, Kelly Smith and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Leroy, Leonard and John McNeese and two sisters, Geraldine Salanski and Goldie Wray.
Mrs. Smith has been cremated under the care of Price Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date. www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com.