Bessie Terry

June 20, 1938 - September 04, 2018

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Sunday, September 23, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kendallville Youth Center, 211 Iddings Street, Kendallville


Bessie Terry, 80, of Kendallville died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born June 20, 1938, in Hazard, Kentucky, to Sam and Nora (Fields) Wagers.

She was a homemaker.

Bessie lived her life on her own terms and dearly loved her family. She was very kind-hearted and giving.

Surviving are two daughters, Connie Swager of Avilla and Tammy Walters of Mahomet, Illinois; five sons, Elvis Terry of Kendallville, Robert Terry of Kimmel, Ricky (Tina) Terry of Kendallville, Barry (Corene) Terry of Fort Wayne, and Jon Terry of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alfred Wagers of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Enoch Wagers, Hobart Wagers, and Hershel Wagers; and a granddaughter, Desiree Marie Terry.

A memorial visitation will be held Sunday, September 23, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kendallville Youth Center, 211 Iddings Street, Kendallville.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jim Kemerly
September 28th, 2018 5:41pm
Avilla, IN

So sorry to see your mother passed away. I used to see her going into to Lutheran Life villages to see my mom. She was always very nice, and great to talk to...

Donna Rasker
September 20th, 2018 5:10am
Wolcottville, In.

I didn't know Bessie well, but I enjoyed talking with her, and her being in the presence of her kind and generous nature. She always wore a beautiful smile, and loved to make her friends laugh. I will keep her family in thought & prayer.

Terry and Sheryl Roberts
September 9th, 2018 3:03pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

September 8th, 2018 6:37pm

My thoughts and prayers to the family.

Bridgett E Conley
September 8th, 2018 5:55pm
United States

Rest in peace Aunt Bessie.

Erick L. Johnson
September 7th, 2018 4:13am
Franklin Tennessee

You was a great friend to my mother who passed away from cancer back in 1983. I can remember you bringing the kids over to visit and hang out with my mom Virginia . You will be greatly missed . You are forever in the arms of Jesus.

Glen and Diane Nagel
September 6th, 2018 8:56pm
South Milford, IN

Our sympathys and prayers for the family

Jim and Chris Chaffins
September 6th, 2018 7:34pm
Westminster, SC

Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Glenda Guenin
September 6th, 2018 6:45pm
Kendallville Indiana

Tammy an family I am so sorry for your loss.. All are in my thoughts and prayers..