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Bessie Dudley-Phelps

Friday, December 3, 2004

BURFORDVILLE - Bessie Elizabeth Dudley-Phelps, 76, died Dec. 2, 2004, at her home.

Born Sept. 11, 1928, at Randles, daughter of the late Ned Edward and Hazel McComas Menz, she had been employed by the Sports Specialty Shoe Factory and Superior Electric before retiring and was a member of the Lake Girardeau Assembly of God Church.

On March 21, 1947, she married Robert Joe Dudley who preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1989.

She and John Thomas Phelps Sr. were married March 8, 1996, and he survives of the home.

Other survivors include: one son, Robert Dudley of Whitewater; one daughter, Jo Ann Stovall of Chaffee; one brother, Edward "Sonny" Menz of Wilmington, Ill.; two sisters, Jane James of Arbor and Katie Magruder of Kankakee, Ill.; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

One sister also preceded her in death.

Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. His son, Robert Dudley, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Union Park Cemetery at Chaffee.