Bessie Witherell

Canton – Bessie Witherell, 102, of Canton, passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton. She was born on January 3, 1915 in Canton, to Charles and Emma (Werry) Williams.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Albert White and John Witherell, son, Robert Lawver of Canton, granddaughter, Krisa (Lawver) Kelly of Greenville, MS, one sister, and five brothers.

Surviving are son, Charles (Sharon) Lawver of Branson, MO; daughter-n-law, Beverly Lawver of Canton; grandchildren, Lisa (Brian) Peterson of Lansing, MI, Jason (Nancy) Lawver and Angie (Byron) Musehl of Branson, MO; great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Kayden, Josh, Dylan, Jordan, and Lindsay; and a special cousin, Mrs. Margaret Anderson of Franklin, IN.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. To make online condolences you may go to

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One Response to Bessie Witherell

  1. Howard D Soper says:

    To Chuck and family: Your mom lived a very long life- Gods blessing be upon all the families of the loss of a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. God bless- Danny Soper.

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