MALDEN - Sylvia Marie Bess, 93, died Dec. 16, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter.
Born Feb. 11, 1912, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late William Henry and Melissa Elizabeth "Lizzie" Rose Huggins, she was a homemaker and had worked as a Receptionist for an Optometry office. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Malden, the Malden Business Professional Women's Club and a 65 year member of the Eastern Star.
On June 28, 1930, in Bloomfield, she married Joseph Kermit Bess, who preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 1966.
Two brothers and an infant son also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Ray and Jean Bess of Malden; one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Nell and William Wilson of Canton, Miss.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Landess Funeral Home in Malden, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Stan Wood officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.