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Bessie May Rhude

Bessie May (Haggard) Rhude, 68, passed away Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Columbus. She was a resident of Franklin.

Bessie was born Feb. 7, 1946, in Franklin to Clemous and Louise (Dillman) Haggard.

She was employed with HCR Manor Care as environmental services director for 22 years.

She enjoyed reading and gardening and loved to work in her flower gardens. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Bessie is survived by three children, Angela (Josh) Burdine, Doug (Bev) Brownfield and Kyle Rhude, all of Franklin; a sister, Linda (Richard) Bunch of North Vernon; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Jack Hensley, and George R., Clemous and Jim Haggard; and two sisters, Geraldine Margason and Della Scharlott.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel, 197 E. Jefferson St. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

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