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Bessie Josephine Schiller

December 21, 1923 - January 27, 2020
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Visitation
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Tuesday 2/11, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Service
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Rd
Bear, DE 19701
Tuesday 2/11, 1:00 pm
Memorial
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Tuesday 2/11, 11:30 am

Bessie Josephine Schiller, age 96, of Newark, Delaware passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Christiana Care Hospital in Newark. She was born on December 21, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, to Steven Stejskal from Prostov, Czechoslovkia and Emily (Kucera) Stejskal from Srbce, Czechoslovkia. She grew up on her family’s farm in Silverhill, Alabama,Continue Reading

Diane Hazen Dalton left a message on February 20, 2020:
Condolences to all the family on the passing of Bessie. I spent many hours at the house when Gloria and I were in school and I never hear polka music without thinking of Bess. She fitted my wedding dress for me... she was a wonderful dressmaker! I will really miss her...
Eric Klees left a message on February 11, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences to Bessie's family. My wife, Melissa, and I were privileged to have been Bessie's neighbors over these past 30 years. Her smile, kindness and love of life were infectious and a blessing to all of us. A spirit like hers will always be remembered and cherished.
James & Suzanne Cranson left a message on February 9, 2020:
Bessie, James and I will miss seeing you at Delaware Park and all of the goodies you would make. We love you, but God loved you more.
Suzanne Cranson left a message on February 7, 2020:
Bessie, you lived an incredible life, 96 years and enjoyed life to the fullest until God gave you eternal rest from your labor here on Earth. My sincere condolences and sympathy to your Family.
Susan Collins left a message on February 5, 2020:
To Steve & Linda I am so sorry to hear of Bessie's passing. She was a facinating woman and I enjoyed seeing her at your functions...she made me laugh and always dressed to the nine's...I will miss seeing her...with deepest of sympathy to you and your family. RIP Bessie. Our condolences to your family and friends of Bessie's. God bless you, your friends Susan and Matt Collins.
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Pat Taylor left a message on February 4, 2020:
Our thoughts are with your family. What a lovely classy LADY! Such energy, enthusiasm, and a beautiful smile. It was our pleasure to know you from DE Park. Par Taylor, zLinda Lindell, Denise Erbal
Sarah Pelle left a message on January 30, 2020:
Bessie Schiller was one of the most amazing person I have ever met. I love her and I will miss her. I will remember how we would listen to Elvis every time we went to the store. We would sing and she would dance.
Ashley Jenkins left a message on January 30, 2020:
To my patient and greatest friend: I am so thankful to have been able to take care of you the past 2 years. your talents were extraordinary, your motivation was incredible, and your ability to make everyone around you smile was remarkableyou were just truly special. you've made me feel like part of the family for so long and i'm so thankful to have had the honor to see you on your last day here with us. i hope you continue painting everything you've dreamt of and polka dance like no ones watching. You have inspired me more than anyone else ever has. I am proud to say Carol and I made it our priority to ensure your happiness and well-being to the best of our ability, every single day. I'll miss your crazy stories and our bond over Season's Pizza, of course, but I'll be sure to eat a piece for you! i'll always carry a part of you in my heart forever❤ Rest In Peace Bessie.
Fred Williamson left a message on January 30, 2020:
The Brookside Lions are glad to know that by providing Bessie with hospital equipment for the past few years, we were able to make her life more comfortable and helped her to be able to stay in her own home.
Laura Greene left a message on January 29, 2020:
Bessie will be sorely missed by the members and staff at the Meeting of Minds at the Newark Senior Center. She taught us all about living life to the fullest and appreciating each day. May you rest in peace Bessie!
Lucia left a message on January 29, 2020:
Bessie accomplished so much in her life, not the least of which was living in her own home independently. Such a strong courageous woman who rose above many obstacles. Bessie treasured her time with family and friends,and especially her independence and freedom. Now she is as free as bird and can fly wherever she wants. Bless you Bessie you were one of a kind
Steven & Margaret Queen-Coleman left a message on January 29, 2020:
Miss Bessie has been my mom, my friend and much more to my husband and me. Our love for you will forever linger in our hearts. Rest on Mom-Bessie!
Janice and Tommy Tipton left a message on January 29, 2020:
Gloria, Mike, Jeanette, Theron, Joselyn and Josephine, We are so sorry to hear about Bessie. What a wonderful person she was. Truly one of a kind! We wish she would of stayed closer so we could have seen her more often but she was always in our thoughts. Our prayers are with you all! Love, Tommy and Janice
Kelli Dewberry left a message on January 29, 2020:
Thank you for welcoming me and my family to the neighborhood. I'll always remember our talks on your front porch. I enjoyed celebrating your birthday with you, your family, friends, and neighbors at Delaware Park. We will all miss your energy and sweet smile.
Linda Cooper left a message on January 29, 2020:
What a lovely tribute to Bessie. She lived life fully and will be missed.
RT Foard left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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