Bessie M. McFall
October 12, 1923 – May 28, 2012
Bessie M. Edwards was born in Carleton, Michigan on October 12, 1923. She was one of four children the daughter of the late David P. Edwards and the late Bertha (Ferrell) Edwards. To help with the World War II effort she worked at a bomber plant. She married Calvin H. McFall and from this union came the birth of four children.
Bessie worked for the Ford Motor Company for more than thirty-two years as a factory worker. She was a member of the United Auto Workers and was employed at several plants including: Rawsonville, Monroe, and Saline prior to her retirement. After her retirement Bessie worked ten years for Contract Service Group at the Mercy Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center on Stewart Road serving as crew leader.
Bessie was one in a million. She liked to be in control, and she was a woman who knew what she wanted and how to accomplish her goals. It was said that she had ten of everything. Bessie was very loved and respected by her family and friends.
Bessie enjoyed quilting, hook latching, embroidery, and ceramics. She loved playing solitary and grocery shopping. She was a wonderful wife and mother and a feisty grandmother. She loved with her whole heart but wasn’t afraid to rule with a firm hand.
Bessie M. McFall age 88 of Monroe passed away at 10:10am, Monday, May 28, 2012 at Harper Hospital, Detroit Medical Center. In addition to her parents and her husband her passing was preceded by two brothers: Scotty and Albert, and a great-granddaughter: Misty.
To cherish her memory she leaves four beloved children: Wesley (Christine) McFall of Texas, Shirley Roden of Monroe, Bonnie (Harley) Roberts of Alger, Michigan, and Margaret Johnson of Monroe; one sister: Grace (Mel) Peden; eight grandchildren: Tracy (Ronald) Acord, Chris Clark, Gary Roberts, Jill (Paul) Rybecki, Barb (Steven) Jordan, Stan (Jodie) Johnson, Megan Johnson, and Michael McFall; eight great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 8:00pm, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Her Life will take place at 11:00am, Thursday, May 31, 2012 also at Merkle’s with Ken Tomalak officiating. Cremation will follow.
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