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Bellville Times
Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Funeral services for Bessie Bush, 99, of Bellville, Texas were held Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 12:30 p.m. from St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bellville, Texas with Rev. Bob Gribble officiating. Interment was at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville, Texas.

Bessie Wotipka was born to parents Joe and Frances (Uhrik) Wotipka in Bellville and was raised in Bellville. She graduated from San Marcus Teacher's College and was a teacher.

On July 3, 1944 Bessie was joined in marriage to Mr. J.V. Bush. She was a member of Bellville General Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and St. Mary's Episcopal Church.

Bessie Bush passed away July 12, 2003 in Bellville, Texas.

She is survived by her stepdaughter Velma Shook of Beaumont, cousins Jeanette Atkisson of Bellville and Beatrice Barler of Tucson, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents Joe and Frances Wotipka, husband J.V. Bush, sister Gladys Jo Wotipka.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bellville General Hospital Auxiliary, Attn: Grace Crawford, P.O. Box 977, Bellville, Texas 77418 or St. Mary's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 2176, Bellville, Texas 77418

Funeral services under the direction of Knesek Family Funeral Chapels, Bellville, Texas

Posted by Joy Neely

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