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Ms. Bessie Mae Witt

September 12, 1939 — May 1, 2023

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Ms. Bessie Mae Witt


Ms. Bessie Mae Witt, 83, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the Siloam Springs Regional Hospital. She was born on September 12, 1939, in Borger, Texas, the daughter of Harry Lewis and Helen Stein Lewis. 


Ms. Bessie worked in childcare at the Friendship Day Care Center in Siloam Springs for 17 years. She took care of many children in the area and was instrumental in their child development.  She attended the Community Christian Fellowship.  She enjoyed farming, taking care of animals, gardening and enjoyed chasing cowboys.  She loved having fun and never met a stranger. Her most enjoyment came from spending time with her family.


She is survived by one son, Terry Ingerson and wife Cindy of Siloam Springs; a stepson, Johnny Witt of Gutherie, Oklahoma; a stepdaughter, Lanette Davis of Amarillo, Texas; one brother, Bill Lewis of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Frances “Shorty” Kindle of Amarillo, Texas; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and a host of other family members and friends.


Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. To sign the online guestbook, please visit


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