Willie Effie Holmes Bessler, of Fenton, Mo., was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Arkansas to Morris A. and Estelle Knox, and entered into rest, Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Fieser Nursing Home in Fenton, at the age of 95 years, 5 months and 19 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two husbands, Earnest Holmes and William Bessler.
She is survived by one step child, Arthur Bessler; 10 siblings, Betty Hall, Jimmy Knox, George Knox, Charlene Ambro, Henry Knox, Tom Knox, Jacob Know, Ruby Price, Ladyce Knox and Gladys Knox, and many other relatives and friends.
Effie was very social and outgoing, she loved talking on the phone and socializing. She also loved to sew. She is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6300 Highway 30, Cedar Hill, Mo. 63016.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath, Mo.
Burial will follow in the Senath Cemetery at Senath, Mo.
Memorials may be made to Jacob Gilbert Fund, C/O Rhonda Gilbert.