Bessie J. Fellows

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bessie J. Fellows, 87, Reelsville, passed away on Nov. 7, 2010 at The Waters in Greencastle.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1923 in Putnam County and was the daughter of the late Joseph McDaniel and Media MaDonna (Allee) Sanders.

On Jan. 17, 1940 she married Douglas W. Fellows, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1979.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Barthenia Addison, Virgil, Russell, Earl, Maynard and Arthur Sanders.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Hansen and husband Robert of Greencastle; David Fellows and wife Brenda of Reelsville and Devin Fellows and wife Sharon of Reelsville; her sister Loretta Wall and husband Herbert of Reelsville; sister-in-law Mae Sanders of Fillmore; grandchildren Leigh Hinnefeld and husband Jon, Michelle Fellows, Felicia Tindal and husband Jon and Larry Hansen; great-grandchildren Stacey and J. D. Hinnefeld, Stuart, Lauren and Drew Hansen, Riley and Payton Tindal; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale with visitation from 11 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery.

She spent her life on a farm south of Manhattan. Her pleasure was the outdoors. She raised her gardens and flowers with much enjoyment. She was a farmer's wife and after the death of her husband she continued to manage the farm that she loved. Her home was a haven for the many dogs and cats that found their way to her door.

Many years were spent working at the Mary Allison Children's Home in Greencastle. She was a member of the Golden Circle Club for 52 years and also was active in the South Putnam Band Parents.

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