Mrs. Chessher was born May 10, 1919, in The Colony to Mertle Davidson and Charles O. Nelson. She married D.L. Chessher on Dec. 7, 1937, in Beeville. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Pettus.
She was preceded in death by parents; her husband in 1978; siblings, Madge Borchers, Richard Nelson, Marie Shifflet, Laura Lee Jenson and Carl Nelson.
Survivors include her sons, David Lee (Brenda) Chessher Sr. and Charles Edward Chessher; grandchildren, Kenneth Chessher and David Lee Chessher Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Audrey Murch.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be conducted Tuesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at Beeville Memorial Park with Vernon Andrews officiating.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home