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Mavis Anderson Bess

Jan. 30, 1926 – July 1, 2019

Sallisaw – Funeral services for Mavis Anderson Bess, 93, of Sallisaw, were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Agent & Mallory-Martin Chapel in Salli-saw.

Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muskogee under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bess was born on Jan. 30, 1926, in Van Buren, Ark., to George Arthur Anderson and

Theodocia Adeline (Fink) Anderson. She died on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Sallisaw.

She was a homemaker and of the Christian faith.

She married Walt Tollison on Aug. 28, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1967. She then married Marion Bess on Dec. 21, 1968, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1992,

Survivors include three daughters, Judy Hinesley Bozeman, Mont., Harriett Chavez of Bakersfield, Calif., and Jo Bauer of Sallisaw; one sister, Maxine Hines of Pensacola, Fla.; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings, Trueman Willard “High” Anderson, George Lester “Speck” Anderson, Cecil Edmond “Perk” Anderson, Quenette, Rita, Betty, J.B. and Mac; and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Lance Stuart, Stan Stuart and James Bauer.

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