Ella C Besecker

October 29, 1912February 6, 2012

Ella C. Besecker, age 99 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:17 A.M. Monday February 6, 2012 in the Sterling House of Greenville. Ella was born October 29, 1912 in Gettysburg, Ohio and the daughter of the late John and Leanna (Flory) Wade.

She was a homemaker, loved to garden and has been one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1957.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth R. Besecker June 7, 2009. They were married September 27, 1946. She was also preceded in death by nine sisters and brothers: Martha Flory, Mary Kelley, Lydia Bowman, Hannah Wade, Henry Wade, John Wade, Joel Wade, Daniel Wade and David Wade.

Ella is survived by two sons Daniel and wife Marie Besecker of Greenville, Ohio and Stephen Besecker of Florida and one daughter Leanna Green and Husband Pete of Greenville, Ohio. She also has three stepsons Charles and Annabelle Besecker, Ken and Barbara Besecker and Robert and Betty Besecker. There are eight grandchildren; Selena Burk, Daniel Allen Besecker, Julie Dubois, Danita McEldowney, Marisa Wilt, Emily Reier, Rachel Krauth and Jessica Green. Also nine step grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday February 10, 2012 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Mr. David Monroe officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 P.M. until time of the services.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Hospice of Darke County.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 10, 2012

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Ross & Anne Pritchard

February 9, 2012

Ella was a precious friend to our family for over 70 years. Her example of love, kindness, and faith lives on through her beautiful family. Although we wish we could be with you at this difficult time, may you gain strength and comfort from the love of your many friends near and far. What a joy it will be to welcome Ella when she wakes up in the resurrection!

Debby & Dick Sodders

February 8, 2012

Ella was a special lady, always caring and thoughtful! She will be missed by all who knew her. God bless your family through this difficult time!

Much sympathy,
Debby & Dick

Rebecca Hicks

February 8, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss her smiling face very much. We always thought of her as a true lady. May you find comfort in knowing she is in Jehovah's memory, and we will see her soon.

February 8, 2012

May your many memories of Ella comfort your family. I did not know her but I felt I did through Rachel. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Marie and Ray Boas

Leslie Hammaker

February 7, 2012

Thinking of you during this difficult time. May you be surrounded by the love of your family and friends.