Charlotte Margaret Besse, of Seward, was born on March 30, 1929 to Ehler and Zenna (Wyatt) Rhoades in Norfolk, Nebraska. She attended Lincoln Northeast High School graduating in 1946. On November 7, 1947, Charlotte was united in marriage to Richard Besse at Grace Methodist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Charlotte belonged to many organizations during her lifetime, including, Theta Rho, Alpha Pi Omega, Country Women’s Club, Seward Junior Women’s Club, Seward Rainbow Assembly, Seward Country Club and United Methodist Women. She was also honored as a Past Worthy Matron of Seward Chapter #156 O.E.S, Rainbow Mom, Grand Cross of Color from Rainbow, Past Queen of Naphis Temple #66, Daughters of the Nile and a 50+ year member of the Methodist Church. In her free time she enjoyed gardening, puzzles and needlepoint. She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren. Charlotte passed away on April 20, 2021 in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 92 years and 21 days. She is survived by her children, Richard (Deb) Besse, Columbia, Missouri, David (Cid) Besse, Goehner, Nebraska, Peggy (Jim) Bogus, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Jack (Renee) Besse, Kearney, Nebraska; grandchildren, Brock Besse, Corrie Besse, Brittany (Rob) Wahr, Audrey Besse, Ray Besse III, Logan (Craig) Payne, Cassidy Besse, Bridget Besse, Tori Bogus; great grandchildren, Paxton Ford, Tenley Payne, Kennedy Wahr; brother, Joseph Richard Rhoades; brother-in-law, Lloyd Schulz. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Ehler and Zenna Rhoades; husband, Richard Besse; brothers, Harold Rhoades, Loy Reed Rhoades; great granddaughter, Kinsley Wahr.
CASKET BEARERS - Mike Rhoades, Tim Rhoades, Chris Whiting, Pat Runyan, Tom Briggs, Craig Payne
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS - Members of Seward Chapter #156 and Members of Naphis Temple #66
MEMORIALS IN CARE OF BESSE FAMILY
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