Bessie D. Halley, 87, of Columbia, formerly of Moberly, died Sunday, April 29, 2018 at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.
Private services honoring and celebrating Bessie’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Cater Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Jacksonville, Mo. to Ralph and Retha (Oliver) Mitchell.
Bessie was married to Howard Halley for 67 years, they were married on Sept. 24, 1950 in Moberly, and he survives of the home.
Bessie was of Christian faith, a stay-at-home mom and loved her flowers.
Also surviving are her son, Kevin Halley of Columbia; two granddaughters, Jacqueline Viliocco and husband Tony and Jessica Miller and husband Brenden; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Lowell Garrett; daughter, Karen Halley; and sister, Deloris Gipson.
Memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.