Bessie Ellen Mayo, age 85, of Macomb, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

Bessie Ellen Mayo, age 85, of Macomb, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Oswego, Kansas, to Joseph and Opal (Woods) Johnston.

Bessie grew up in Kansas. She lived in Yukon and later settled in Macomb.

She married Wilburn “Will” Mayo on Feb. 25, 1971, in Gainesville, Texas.

Bessie was an excellent cook and cooked for Little Giant Pump Company, retiring in the 1980s. She worked for a while for a boarding home. Bessie also was a hairdresser for many years.

She was a member of Faith Abundant Church for many years, where she played the piano, guitar and organ.

Bessie was known for singing silly songs. She loved to read, cook, crochet and go to church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Joretta Glenn; two sons-in-law, Roy Glenn and Albert Ragland; two daughters-in-law, Alice Luschen and Janice Luschen; grandson, Roger Wayne Powers; great-grandchild, Michael Quarrels; and all of her brothers and sisters.

Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Willa Ragland of Tecumseh; son, Don Luschen of Jones; 12 grandchildren, Sherri, Jamie, Joseph, April, Donnie, Melisha, Deana, Becky, David, Amanda, Tori and Vicki; many great-grandchildren, many great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; extended children, Gayland and Sandra Cannon; and her cat, Andy.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22, and continue through service time.

Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gayland Cannon of Faith Abundant Church officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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