Date of Death: February 20, 2021
Visitation will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Jamey Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest in Moorepark Cemetery.
Jessie Lee Bessinger, 82, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice.
She was born November 12, 1938 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Donald and Opal (Dentler) Goldsmith.
Jessie attended Three Rivers High School, and after her children were raised, graduated from beauty school. She worked more than 40 years as a hairstylist at Ethel’s.
On September 3, 1960, she married Max E. Bessinger. The couple loved dancing at the Moose Lodge, trailer camping in northern Michigan, and spending time at their timeshare in Tennessee.
Jessie had a big heart, willing to help anyone. Family was her hobby, but she also enjoyed league bowling, reading, listening to country music, and mentoring young children.
Remaining to cherish her memory are her children, LaMar Bessinger, Scott Smith, Jeff (Jan) Smith, Tamara (John) McGlothlen-McNeal, and Renee (Jim) Heller; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Joyce Stutzman.
Jessie was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Max Bessinger, and a sister, Belva Draime.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Envelopes are available at the funeral home in care of Jessie’s arrangements.
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