Meadville Tribune

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July 12, 2014

Bessie Arlene Acker

SAEGERTOWN — Bessie Arlene Acker, 88, of 16754 S. Mosiertown Road. Saegertown, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at home.

Bessie was born in Hayfield Township on June 23, 1926, a daughter of the late Glenn and Lena Smith.

On June 16, 1960, Bessie married James A. Acker; he survives.

She was an active member of Hamlin Chapel, Saegertown.

For 42 1/2 years, Bessie was employed by the former Talon Inc. of Meadville where she worked in Regular Assembly. Additionally, she had sold Avon for 32 years.

She was a 1944 graduate of Cambridge Springs High School. Her hobbies included Swedish weaving, quilting, cross stitch, sewing, needlework and entering her work in the Crawford County Fair. In 2004, she was the County 4 Star Homemaker Champion.

Bessie loved spending the winter months in Florida with her husband.

In addition to her husband, James, of 64 years, Bessie is survived by a son, James A. Acker of Culpeper, Va.; a daughter, Janet A. Gaspard and her husband, Bradley, of Fairfax, Va.; two granddaughters, Rebecca Gaspard and Sarah Gaspard; and a sister, Jean Bittinger and her husband, Dean, of Avon Park, Fla.

In addition to her parents, Bessie was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Main; and a brother, Merle Smith.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, with Jeff Bobin, pastor of Hamlin Chapel, and Pastor Lea Guiney, officiating.

Bessie will be laid to rest in Acker-Roger Cemetery, Hayfield Township.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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