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Bessie Forrestine Griffith Hardy passed from this world Feb. 4, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gary Griffith; parents Edgar Ronsley and Velma Goodpasture Ronsley; and great-grandson Kayden Boyles.
Ms. Hardy worked at McCall's for 25 years.
Survivors include daughters Debra Griffith of Ada, Penny Balch and husband, Brad, of Ada and Tina Bohrer of Holdenville. One son, Ken Griffith of Holdenville. Sisters Eddie Dupree, Stonewall, Arlene Burton, Shawnee, and Sherri Pofahl, McCloud. One brother, Eddy Ronsley of Fresno, California. Grandchildren Brandy Castle, Brittney Hayes, Justin Manuel, Ashley Griffith, Tamara Underwood, Gary Underwood, Lacey Marshall, Autumn Balch, Chance Balch, Cori Griffith, Jamey Foster, Brayden Foster and Lili Bohrer. She had several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. today at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, with Tony Folger officiating. Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery.
Published on February 7, 2017
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