Adams County, Ohio Obituaries
Bessie Alice Newman
Bessie Alice Newman, 80, of West Union, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at the Adams County Hospital in West Union. She was born in Peebles on Dec 27 1920, daughter of the late William and Mary (Welch) Gardner. Besides her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband, Herschel Newman, on Dec 21, 1984, and one son, Keith Newman. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Grooms of Piqua and Charles Grooms of Farmersville; four daughters, Mary Newman of Peebles, Shirley Garreth, Edna Newman and Dorothy Stokes, all of Dayton; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; one brother, Leonard Gardner of West Union; one sister, Lyda DeHass of Mowrystown; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 9, at the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Peebles with the Rev. Charlene Toller officiating. Visitation was held prior to the services. Burial took place in the Evergreen Cemetery near Peebles.