Bessie Finestead Obituary

Bessie Battles Finestead
Bessie Battles Finestead
Bessie Battles Finestead

June 2, 1916 - October 31, 2006
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Bessie Leona Battles Finestead went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 at Taylor House Hospice.

Bessie was born on June 2, 1916 to Andrew Jackson Northway and Louisa Bell (Fox) Northway. Bessie resided most of her life in Adelphi, Iowa. She attended Adelphi Baptist Church and accepted the Lord as her Savior as a child. From her marriage to David Sylvester Battles they had five children, Annebelle De Graff (Marion), Robert Battles (Willine), Patricia Neal (Paul), Raymond Battles (Beth) all of Runnells, Iowa and Carmen Ingle of Tampa, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, David Battles and Martin Finestead, twelve brothers and sisters. Bessie is survived by her five children, eighteen grand children, thirty-seven great-grand children and nine great-great- grandchildren. Moving to Granger Iowa with Martin Finestead she acquired five stepchildren with spouses and families. Bessie's life was enriched by her friendship with Don Rife and his family before his passing to be with the Lord.

Family will greet visitors from 5 p.m., Thursday, November 2 with a Celebration of Life service beginning at 7 p.m. at the Adelphi Baptist Church on 7925 SE Vandalia Road, Runnells, Iowa. The Funeral Service will be held at the church 10 a.m. Friday, November 3.

Memorial funds can be made to Adelphi Baptist Church or Taylor House Hospice.


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Adelphi Baptist Church
7925 SE Vandalia Road
Des Moines, IA US
Thursday, November 2, 2006
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Adelphi Baptist Church
7925 SE Vandalia Road
Des Moines, IA US
Friday, November 3, 2006
10:00 AM
Warren-Powers Cemetery
Adelphi, IA US
Friday, November 3, 2006


Taylor House InTrust Hospice
1206 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Adelphi Baptist Church
7925 S.E. Vandalia Road
Des Moines, IA