She graduated from Kenedy High School, married in the Lutheran Church in Kenedy and had her sons at the Kenedy Clinic and Hospital.
Bessie had a bubbling, sparkling personality, a good sense of humor and a quick wit that endeared her to the coffee drinkers at Sellers Drug Store where she worked and met her future husband, Martin John Kriegel.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Copperas Cove, Texas and a past member of St. John Lutheran Church in Cyress, Texas. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, reading, going on trips with a senior citizens group and her dog, "Scotty."
Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband (July 11, 1998), and a brother, John Robert Green, Jr.
She is survived by twin sons, Mike Wayne Kriegel and wife Shirley of Copperas Cove, Texas; and Dale Russell Kriegel and wife Kim of Red Oak, Texas; daughter Kathy Sue Gloria and husband Rudy Gloria of Cypress, Texas; four granddaughters, a great granddaughter, sisters Wilma Rae "Sis" Regmund of Kenedy, Texas, Hattie Mae "Dutch" Ables of Caldwell, Texas, and Alva June Logue of Columbia, Tennessee.
The family received guests for a time of visitation from 10:00am until 11:00am on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 with funeral services following at 11:00am at Saint John Lutheran Church in Cypress, Texas, with Pastor David Schultz officiating. Interment followed in the Lutheran Church Cemetery in Cypress, Texas.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society or an organization of donor's choice. Words of condolence may be shared with the family at www.crawfordbowerscopperascove.com