Bessie A. Brought

April 22, 1935 - Dec. 11, 2005

Bessie A. Brought, 70, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, at University Hospital in Madison. Bessie was born April 22, 1935, in Waukesha, to Blanchard and Georgia (nee Parham) Evans.

She was a retired elementary teacher in Palmyra. She also taught in Wales and was principal at Sullivan Graded. She is a 50-year member of the Palmyra and Dousman order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church and a member of the retired teacher association.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Warren; a sister, Margaret Swenson of Waukesha; niece, Janet (Arthur) Turke; nephew, Jerome (Kristen) Swenson; two grandnieces, Alyssa and Olivia; and two grandnephews, James and Christopher.

An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 11 a.m., followed a religious service Thursday, Dec. 15, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra. The Rev. Larry Turner will officiate with burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Sullivan. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the funeral home.

If desired, memorials to the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church are appreciated.

Mealy’s Funeral Home, 495-2127, is serving the Brought family.