Bessie Ruth Mendinghall-Jones
Services for Bessie Ruth Menindghall-Jones, 94, Davis, were held 2:00 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at the Hennepin Cemetery with Pastor Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hale’s Funeral Home of Davis. Bessie was born February 14, 1923 in Fairfax, to the late James and Bessie (Scott) Tennell. She died Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Davis. Bessie grew up in Seminole area. She and the late Otto Ivan Mendinghall were married in 1939. In 1969, she and her family moved to Davis. In her spare time she enjoyed fishing, tending to her garden and being with her family. Survivors include three daughters, Shelia Brubaker of Davis, Jackie Edmondson of Victoria, Texas and Pat Climer of Wewoka; three sons, John Mendinghall of Seminole, James Medinghall of Duncan and Alan Mendinghall of Springer; son-in-law, Jim Brubaker of Davis; daughter-in-law, Janet Mendinghall of Duncan and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Bessie was preceded in death by two sons, Ray and Ronnie Mendinghall; three daughters, Sue Driskell, Sandra Johnson and LaDonna Presgrove and one grandson, Blake Primrose. On-line condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.