Bessie Leona “Bess” Terhlen

February 9, 1941 - February 8, 2018

02/09/1941 - 02/08/2018

Past Services

Visitation
Friday February 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions
Service
Friday February 16, 2018
6:00 pm
Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-695-0475 | Directions

Bessie Leona “Bess” Terhlen, 76, of Plain City, OH formerly of St. Clairsville, OH passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Columbus, OH. She was born February 9, 1941 in Wheeling, WV a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Alta Hooper Varner.

Bess lived the majority of her life in St. Clairsville. She worked at National Cash Register in Cambridge but her most memorable job was that of the canteen manager at the V.F.W. in St. Clairsville. Anyone who knew Bess loved her. She was known for her generosity, quick wit, and of course her amazing cooking. Her love for family and friends was evident to anyone she met.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas W. Terhlen in 2013; a brother, William Hooper; two sisters, Willa Mae Zavolta and Dorothy Mealey.

Left to treasure her memory are a daughter, Kimberly (Dan) Yates; her cherished grandsons, Austin and Zachary; sisters, Mildred Watkins, Dixie (Roy) Davis, Helen Mays; brothers, Frank (Donna) Davis, Raymond (Beverly) Davis, Bailey (Wilma) Davis, Rick (Diane) Moore; many nieces and nephews as well as dear friends with whom she shared a wonderful life.

Friends will be received on Friday from 1 pm until time of funeral service at 6 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 with Life Celebrant David Wright officiating. Final arrangements at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans by going to “TMCFunding.com”

Share your thoughts and memories of Bess with her family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Callie Drew
4 years ago

You were such a beautiful soul with lots of talent with a special cooking style. I admire you for raising a wonderful daughter who is my boss and has a heart of gold just like you. Your going to be missed.

Helen Mays
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Marvin Marshall Brunner
4 years ago

Dear Kim, Dan, Austin & Zach, May you find peace in your happy memories. We see a very special love she shared in watching your beautiful tribute video. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Marsha&Marvin

Bonnie Lash
4 years ago

Beautiful lady. Love and prayers to all. xoxo

Bonnie Lash
4 years ago

Beautiful lady, loving mother and grandmother. Love and prayers to all. Cousin Bonnie.

Dorie Armstrong
4 years ago

be missed so much. Always a class act. Lovdieie1010e and miss her. Love you too.

Dixie
4 years ago

We were always joking , we had a lot of good laughs. I hope your waiting for me at the pearly gates. I will always miss you! Love your Sis, Dixie .

Dan Davis
4 years ago

I will miss you and always remember the good times we had. I love you. Your nephew Dan and Debbie.

LaShawn Fergus
4 years ago

Your beautiful face will be missed! Love you Bess!!!!

Diane Davis
4 years ago

Aunt Bess will always have a special place in my heart.