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Bessie Marie Tress, 77

August 16, 2009

SEPT. 29, 1931-AUG. 14, 2009

FALLING WATERS, W.Va. - Bessie Marie Tress, 77, of 72 Chariot Lane in Falling Waters, W.Va., died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, Md.

Born Sept. 29, 1931, in Clover District, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late William and Ovie Potts Helmick.

She was a graduate of the West Virginia School for the Deaf in Romney, W.Va.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald E. Tress of Falling Waters; two daughters, Brenda L. Tress-Mowl and her husband, Gary, of Fishers, Ind., and Janet Tress of Falling Waters; three grandchildren, Amelia Mowl, Anthony Mowl and Jon Mowl; one sister, Martha Mayne of Ocean City, Md.; and one niece and one nephew, Marian and Roger Moore of Glen Burnie, Md.

The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, Md. The funeral home will be open Monday after 1 p.m. for the convenience of family and friends.


Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, with the Rev. Ernest E. Witmer officiating.

Interment will be Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, Md.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Williamsport Food Bank, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795.

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