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Mary E (Jones) Felver Besser

April 4, 1920 ~ April 30, 2019 (age 99)

Mary E. (Jones) Felver Besser, 99, passed away at Marion General Hospital on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Mary was born on April 4, 1920, to the late James and Leona Jones. She married Glen Felver on March 6, 1937, and he preceded her in death on October 14, 1963. She later married Robert Besser on October 15, 1964, and he preceded her in death on August 15, 1993. She lived in Upland most of her life and was a member of the Hartford City Church of the Nazarene for many years. Mary enjoyed crocheting, quilting, fishing, and reading. Most important to her, though, was her love for Jesus, and she knew she was loved by Him.

Mary is survived by five sons, Kenneth (Shirley) Felver, Riverton, IA, Robert (Nitta) Felver, Fairmount, Glen (Jen) Felver, Hartford City, Michael (Jackie) Felver, Gas City, and William Felver, Hartford City; 19 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 30 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Leona; husbands, Glen and Robert; daughter, Ruthann Stover; son, Ronnie Felver; 9 brothers and sisters; 1 grandson; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for Mary have been entrusted to the Jones-Smith Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 259 North Main Street, Upland, Indiana, where a visitation will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., as well as an hour before the service on Monday. The funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Monday, May 6, at 11:00 a.m., with Chaplin James Luttrull officiating.

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