>Bessie M Brooks, age 89, of Waynesfield, Ohio, passed away October 17, 2014, at Otterbein-Cridersville. She was born in Ingram, KY on August 29, 1925, to Rufus and Eliza Begley Goodin, who preceeded her in death. On January 17, 1947, she married Robert L Brooks, who died in June, 1977.
>Bessie had worked at DWG Cigar Factory, Artex Hobby Products, and Warner Swasey. She was a member of Lima Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. Bessie was a cancer survivor and enjoyed laughing, singing, playing banjo, gardening, canning, sewing and crocheting. And if asked, she would happily yodel for you.
>She loved her friends and family dearly. Her brothers, sisters, and their spouses all preceeded her in death: Susie (Ben) Goodin, Clarence (Maude) Goodin, Finley Goodin, Jeff (Johnie) Goodin, Bettie (Chester) Brooks, Dora Goodin, Nora Goodin, Alfred (Zelma) Goodin, and Wren (Della) Goodin. She had many deceased but also many surviving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews and even a few great great great nieces and great great great nephews.
>Service will be held at Lima Missionary Baptist Church on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. noon with Rev. Terry Brock officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 20, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the church and one hour before the service on Tuesday. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lima, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Missionary Baptist Church.
Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm