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McIntosh, Bessie C. (Gorden)
Caro, Michigan
Formerly of Vassar

Bessie Coral McIntosh, age 72 years, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2015, at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw, due to complications from kidney failure. She was born July 13, 1942 in Bellaire, Michigan, the daughter of the late Judd and Margaret (Holmes) Gorden. On November 11, 1961 Bessie and Edward Allen McIntosh were united in marriage, and he preceded her in death on December 10, 1974.

Bessie graduated from Mayville High School, lived in Fairgrove and Vassar for several years and worked for Dular's, Vassar Coatings and Tiercon for 20 plus years as a painter. She enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, word searches and reading historical romance novels.

Bessie leaves behind three children and their spouses, Patty (Steven) Guilfoil, Mike (Pam) McIntosh of Vassar, and Mark (Mary Hamilton) McIntosh of Caro; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Fay (Ron) Randolph of Hawks and Annie (Marshall) Hernandez of Caro. Also surviving is her faithful companion Lit'Bit, several nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Bonnie Barker of Vassar. Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three brothers, Willis, Wallace and Frederick.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at St. Mary's 6th floor ICU and 4th floor Hospice Care for going over and beyond to make mom as comfortable as possible.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, 149 N. Main St. in Vassar. Pastor David Rogers officiating. The family will greet friends on Monday from 12noon until the time of the service. Cremation will take place following the service. Those desiring may make contributions to the wishes of the family.