Bessie B. Dennison

July 26, 1926November 10, 2017

Bessie B. Dennison, age 91, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2017 at Kingston Healthcare in Fort Wayne. She was born on July 26, 1926 in Clarinda, Iowa. Bessie was the only child of the late Lucille and C.O. Gross. Bessie grew up in Marion, Ind., and graduated in 1944 from Marion High School. She was the secretary and the salutatorian of the class of 1944. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Marion, Ind., and the Order of Eastern Star. Bessie married the late Roy E. Dennison on June 15, 1947 in Marion, Ind. Together they owned and operated Dennison’s Market in Marion for over 30 years. Family was the joy of Bessie’s life. She loved family vacations to Florida. She was an avid reader, enjoyed bowling and watching sports, especially IU basketball. Bessie is survived by her children, Karen (Mark) Dixon of Fort Wayne, Mark (Sylinda) Dennison of Elkhart, Ind., Michael (Teri) Dennison of Fort Wayne and Sharen (Michael) Craft of Lexington, KY; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her at Kingston Healthcare and Heartland Hospice. Private Services will be held by the family. Burial at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Ind. Memorial donations may be sent to Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic 413 E. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46802. For online condolences, please visit


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December 18, 2017

Karen, Mark, Mike and Sharen,

Pat Kaylor told me about your Mother's passing. My thoughts are prayers are with you all. Jan Sprinkle

Tim Andrews

November 14, 2017

Mark. I just saw your mom's obit in the paper. I am thinking of you during this time. Even though, her life was long, it does not make it easy to lose your mom. Prayers.


Justin & Lisa Faux

November 13, 2017

Deeply sorry for your family's loss. You are in our thoughts & Prayers.

November 12, 2017

Dennison Family..
We are so sorry to hear of Bessie's passing.
Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love of Friends..Ron & Billee McVay

November 11, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11