SPRINGFIELD - Bessie B. "Beth" Radford, 74, formerly of Sikeston, Jefferson City and Poplar Bluff, died July 28, 2005, at her home.
Born July 29, 1930, in Coal Hill, Ark., daughter of the late Brice E. and Audrey Wren Rowland, she graduated from Vanduser High School in 1948. In 1993, she retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company after 23 years of service.
In 1952, she married Richard D. Radford who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two daughters and sons-in law, Barbara and Dennis Radford-Kapp and Susan R. and Daniel Banasik of Springfield; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Beulah Heisserer and Jeanne and Floyd Pobst of Sikeston; and four grandchildren, Sean Banasik, Jordan Banasik, Peter Radford-Kapp and Zoe Radford-Kapp, all of Springfield.
Three brothers, Walter Rowland, Odie Rowland and Harvey Rowland; and two sisters, Vivian Santini and Dorothy Chisolm, preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield. A private family service will follow.