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Bessie Lee (Fsrris) Warren

May 12, 1931 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 88)

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Bessie Lee Warren, age 88 of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.   
She was born on May 12, 1931 to Roy and Mae (Powers) Farris in Harts, West Virginia. On June 13, 1954 she married William Warren, Sr., who resides in Defiance. Bessie had a strong connection to The Lord. She was always reading her Bible and was a faithful prayer warrior. Bessie enjoyed gardening and had the most lovely rose bushes. 
Bessie will be sadly missed by her loving husband of 65 years, William Warren Sr. of Defiance, her son, William (Elaine) Warren, Jr. of Defiance, her grandchildren; Timothy (Kaitlyn) Warren of Hicksville, and Karen Warren of Defiance, and her great-grandchildren; Reagan and Rylee, with another on the way. She also leaves behind her sisters; Gladys (Linden) Adkins and Betty Adams, and her brother, Jim Farris.  
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Helen Kirk, Sylvia Yaus, and Lowvenia Farmer, and four brothers; Billy Farris, Dellas Farris, Roland Farris, and Oscar Farris. 
Due to the current pandemic restrictions, a private visitation for immediate family only will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Entombment will be held for immediate family only at Riverview Memory Gardens in Defiance, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating.
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