Todd, Bessie

Written by David Green.

Bessie M. Todd, 94, of Lyons, Ohio, died March 22, 2006 at Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

She was born Dec. 14, 1911 in Lenawee County, Mich., the daughter of Bert and Ida (Burkholder) Sprague. She married Donald Todd and he preceded her in death in 1980.

Bessie retired from Perfection Finishing in Wauseon. She enjoyed camping, gardening and crafts and had a great love for animals.

Bessie is survived by one daughter, Annabell (and Arthur) Markley of Lyons; two grandchildren, Julie Fenicle of Lyons and Nancy (and Jeff) Richards of Wauseon, and three great-grandchildren, William Fenicle of Lyons, Jeff Fenicle of Norfolk, Va., and Jacob Richards of Wauseon, Ohio.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a grandson, Ralph “Gene” Markley.

Private funeral services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Fair Board or the Humane Society. Arrangements were handled by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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