Bessie Wilmoth

Bessie Wilmoth passed away May 31, 2013.  Bessie was born January 5, 1918 in Leesburg, Georgia to E.C. And Emmie Collier.  She grew up in Bronwood, Georgia.  Bessie and Robert Wilmoth were married February14, 1958.  They traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East before retiring to Robert’s hometown of Colony, Kansas where they spent several years farming.  Bessie enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with family.  She is survived by her husband, Robert of Overland Park, Kansas, daughters Barbara Wilmoth of Kansas City, Missouri and Carol Wyzinski of Oxnard, California, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.   The family will hold a celebration of Bessie’s life at Brookdale Place, 6106 W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kansas on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.


  1. Becky on June 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Blowing a kiss to my Aunt Bessie with much love.


  2. Kathy on June 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I am thinking of you at this difficult time. I know it is hard to let her go. But what a wonderful marriage you had. What a blessing…… When you feel like it come by Park Meadows and have lunch with me. It would be good to chat.
    By the way, this is a great picture of both of you.


  3. Terry and June Cathers on June 4, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Once again Bob, June and I are thinking of you, and you are in our prayers. It was great to know Bessie when you lived in Chanute. Hope to see you soon.
    Your friends always,

    Terry and June Cathers

  4. Naomi Parr on June 5, 2013 at 6:25 am

    I know working in my field you are not allowed to have favourites. But Bessie was mine. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to care for her. Her joy, and very cute Georgia accent always made my day. Thank you Bob and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Naomi Parr
    Bickford senior living

  5. steve dragert on June 5, 2013 at 9:26 am

    It is through the grace of God that I had the opportunity to meet both of you. I thank Him that we have become friends. I know that He will give you strength right now and when you need it most. I have not been able to attend her farewell events. My health is not where it should be, but remember I am with you always and will be in touch as soon as possible.

  6. Marti and Jeff Lee on June 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

    Dear Bob, You and Bessie were such a big part of my parents time at Grand Court. We were so blessed to have you and neighbors and FRIENDS. I know how much you loved your Bessie and I know why. Thoughts of love to you.
    Marti and Jeff Lee

  7. Andy & Ruby Cowart on June 6, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints…” Uncle Bob, Barbara and Carol we love you and our prayers are with you.

  8. Alecia Lawhorn on June 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Bob and Barb:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Take care of each other.

  9. Laura H. Beith on June 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    It looks like your Mom, Bessie, had a very rich life, Barb….
    We are thinking of you and your family. Much love, Jeff and Laura

  10. Tom and Judith (Moore) D'Amico on June 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

    From the picture you can tell her sweet spirit never left. It was not something she put on but her very nature.

  11. Jennifer on June 7, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Your mom had such a wonderful life. Thinking of you and your family, Barbie!


  12. debbie c on June 9, 2013 at 6:06 am

    bob so sorry that bessie is gone. but she is a better place. i missed you both after my departure. i need your email address.lots of hugs and kisses debbie

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