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Oklahoman Archives
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
October 11, 1990

Bessie Bolinger Harris, joined the Lord in Heaven Oct. 9, 1990. She was born Jan. 18, 1901, to Harrison and Laura Bolinger at 501 SW Pottowatomie St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Bolingers lived at Remus but moved to Maud in 1905 where Bessie attended school and finished. She attended Central State, finishing two years, and receiving a Life Teacher certificate in 1918. The school year of 1918-19, Bessie taught in Konawa where she joined the First Methodist Church.

In 1920, Bessie married Jim Harris Jr. of Hazel. The next 50 years Bessie taught in Seminole County at Hazel, Dora, Central UG2, Summers Chapel, Maud, Limestone, Wolf, Wewoka and New Model. Bessie received her degree from East Central in 1928 and a Masters in 1954. She was very politically minded and ran for County School Superintendent in 1936.

Bessie was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Harris and one brother, Albert Bolinger. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jimmie and Bob Ong and Elizabeth and Bob Ammerman; four grandsons and three granddaughters-in-law, James Ong, Tony and Debra Ong, Jim and Chari Ammerman, Robert and Clydelle Ammerman; four great grandchildren, Brenda, Jonathan, Erin and David Ammerman; one sister, Cecilia Wilson; four sisters-in-law, Sybel Harrison, Dexter Goodwin, Georgia McClurg and Genava Harris.

Services 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, Wyatt-Pickard, Konawa, Ok.





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