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Bessie Sewell King

Born: 2/8/1920

Died: 9/11/2005

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Bessie Sewell King, 85, passed away September 11, 2005, at the Sullivan Park Care Center in Spokane, Washington. She was born February 8, 1920, in Ringling, Oklahoma, the daughter of James Sampson Sewell and Maisie Bessie Tubbee Sewell, an original enrollee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert in 1999; three brothers, Clifton, Jack and James R. Sewell; and one sister, Nora Sewell Campbell.

She was a perfect mom to son Billy Carl King and wife, Debbie, of Waterloo, Illinois, and daughter, Betty King of Spokane.

Survivors also include three sisters, Marie Moriarty of Castro Valley, California; Inez Seifert of Oklahoma City, and Wanda Billings of Eufaula; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.