Bessie L. Malott, 77

February 18, 2009

AUG. 31, 1931-FEB. 17, 2009

Bessie Lee Malott, 77, of Langley Drive, Hagerstown, and formerly of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Fahrney Keedy Nursing Home in Boonsboro.

Born Aug. 31, 1931, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late William Edward and Virginia Mae Swain Byers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Abner Malott Sr., in 1985.

She attended Williamsport schools.

She was a Protestant.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star of Hagerstown.

She is survived by one daughter, Rosanna R. Smith of Greencastle, Pa.; one son, William A. Malott Jr. of Clarksburg, Md.; one sister, Peggy Rudisill of Williamsport; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.


She was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Gillard; and two brothers, Jack Byers and Billy Byers.

Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, Williamsport. Pastor Dick Heckman will officiate. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Williamsport.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, which will open at 1 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 92 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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