Bessie Crawford Seevers

Bessie Crawford Seevers, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (July 24, 2013) at Harmar Place in Marietta. She was born in Plantsville, Ohio, on Sept. 12, 1920. Bessie was an alumni of the Ohio School for the Deaf.

She is survived by two sons from her first marriage, Joe (Bert) Crawford and Larry (Cathy) Crawford of Lancaster, Ohio; sister, Dorothy Beidenbach (Robert) of Beverly; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her caregiver and friend, Katie Keating, and all the wonderful staff of Harmar Place where she has resided for over 10 years.

Preceding her in death are her parents, John and Dora Ellis Starling; husbands, Earl Crawford and Lewis Seevers; brothers, Ray Ellis and Frank Starling; and sister, Gladys Drake.

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Memorial contributions for Bessie may be made to Harmar Place, Resident Activity Account, 401 Harmar St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750. A memorial service will be held at Harmar Place at a future date.