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Bessie “Miss Bess” Cregger

October 29, 1920 - March 21, 2013
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Bessie Isabelle Cregger of Rising Sun (formerly Conowingo), MD passed away peacefully on March 21, 2013 at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, with loved ones by her side. She was born on October 29, 1920 in Little Britain, PA, one of eleven children born to the late Roman and Ethel (Dawson) McVey. Bessie worked in theContinue Reading

Denise Lindsey left a message on March 21, 2014:
Dear Mom Mom, It has been a year since you passed, a lot has happened. Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I feel like a piece of me is missing. You will always be the strongest person I know. I realize personal strength is not something we are born with. It is something we achieve. You had many hardships in your life. You learned not to dwell on the negative, but to learn from it. I hope that I am able to share your personal strength. I live each day trying to be "The Best Bessie, I can Be". I hope I am not disappointing you. Besides missing you, my biggest challenge this year has been trying to overcome my hatred of cats. December 2013, Taylor moved home and he brought his beloved cat. You know from a personal experience I do not like cats. I have the scars from Bodee to prove my theory. If not for you, Gren Gren would have gotten ride of Bodee after he gave me the scratches that scared my face and arm. I am trying very hard to overcome my feelings and allergies to accept Taylor's cat Kragero. I keep saying for a cat, he is alright. The one good thing, he is a red cat. I know you love cats. Please help me to find the inner strength I need to accept and love Kragero. Everyday, I try very hard because I know you would have expected me to. I love you and miss you very much. Dee (aka Denise Lindsey)
Denise Lindsey left a message on August 11, 2013:
As always, everyday I have a thought of Mom Mom. Last weekend I was preparing a very important presentation for work. Allen was working on Sunday. He knew how much I was stressing. Early in the morning he sent me a text. He said, use your Mom Mom strength. I smiled and stopped to rethink my presentation. I got so caught up in trying to solve the worlds problems in a twenty minute presentation. I forgot, I only needed to share basic information. Public speaking is very difficult for me. Before I started to speak, I closed my eyes and thought I'm going to be the best Mom Mom I can be. I received many compliments afterwards. I realize to some the story may sound silly. She lived a simple life with simple philosophies one can apply to all aspects of life. I remember talking with her and asking how she felt about a difficult situation she had experienced. Mom Mom said, "I didn't think about it, I just did it". I learned so much from her. I know I am like her in many ways. Thank you Mom Mom for all you thought me. Most important, thank you for loving me.
Denise Lindsey left a message on March 26, 2013:
Today 3/26/13, we will have services for Mom Mom. Later I will post a life story. I want everyone to know Mom Mom was one of the most important people in my life. She was always there for me. Mom Mom was happy just spending time together. Most can say they probably never saw her cry. Her upbringing, taught her to not show sorrow and not to cry in front of others. In emotional situations she would look at you and say "Don't you cry". Today, I'm sure all of us think of Mom Mom telling us not to cry. I truly think this once she will say it is okay to cry. We will shed tears of sorrow for ourselves. We should shed tears of joy celebrating her life. Mom Mom, I love you. You will always be with me. I will be the best "Bessie" I can be.
Taylor Lindsey left a message on March 25, 2013:
My memories of Mom-mom Cregger will always be with me. I often think about going to Mom-mom's house and spending time with her and my family. At her house, she always had so much stuff to play with and everything was always new and exciting. Later to find out, she almost had too much stuff! With Mom-mom, I always saw her with a smile, and shining right back at me was her famous gold tooth. At one point Mom-mom had several pets including cats and birds which I always found to be interesting because we never had any. She loved spending time with us, just as much as we loved spending time with her.
Barbie Watts left a message on March 25, 2013:
bless the family , you are in my prayer's, she will be greatly missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Barbie Watts left a message on March 25, 2013:
Bless the family, in this sad moment you are in my prayer's...
Ann Cregger left a message on March 25, 2013:
My grandmother and i spent so much time together,we went rollerskating together with mrs. oliver and we always went to Ginos in northeast,(where burger king is now) , we would ride her mower and pick grapes from the grape vine in the yard.she would make the best jelly!!!! When i was alittle girl we would dance and sing around the house to a song called Tennessee Bird Walk ...its the cutest song and i listen to it now and laugh just as much as i did as a kid ... hope it makes you smile too!!! As i got older the days of skating and riding the mower changed to taking my mommom to the grocery store and laundromat i still enjoyed spending the time with her and we would people watch lol. that was always funny make fun of people!!! I will truely miss my mommom. I have a grand daughter too now and i have always said i want to be the kind of grandmother to Arianna that mommom was to me. so Arianna has called me mommom since she was big enough to talk and i hope we sing and dance around the house to some stupid little song the way mommom and i did. I will miss my mommom very much and will try to honor her memory by being the best mommom i can just like Peanut
Gilda Anderson left a message on March 25, 2013:
I have so many good memories of Bess when we worked at Rock Springs Store together, at that time my father owned it and we both worked for him. We had such good times and many laughs and she was so easy to get along with. She was a wise lady and I learned many things from her. Seems like such a long time ago! I know she will be deeply missed.
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