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“Very sorry to hear of your loss she was a great lady Bessie and family gave me fun memories as a kid ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Dan Stevens

“Brenda & family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron & Carol Stukrejurgen ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Carol Stukerjurgen - IA - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear about Bessie so glad we got to see her when we did. We have such wonderful memorials spending time with all of you guys when...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ken and Pat Patterson - IA

“My condolences to Joe n all the family for the loss of your mother. Thoughts n prayers are with you all at this difficulte time. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Ray Cangas - Fort Madison, IA


Bessie Mae Kite, 84, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 4:40 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2015 at her home.

Born July 8, 1931 in Memphis, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Pearl (Gray) Hatfield. On May 28, 1950, she married Otis James Kite, Sr. in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1998.

Survivors include two daughters, Cyrillis Kite and Brenda (Joe) Cochran both of Farmington, Iowa; four sons, Otis (Teresa) Kite, Jr. of Farmington, Iowa, Lloyd (Linda) Kite of Bonaparte, Iowa, Joe (Kim) Kite of Farmington, Iowa, and Gerald (Diane) Kite of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Vearl MCCombs of Farmington, Iowa; several nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Francine Kite of West Point, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Otis; and two sons, Roger and Robert Kite.

Bessie worked as a residential treatment worker for the Mental Health Institute in Mount Pleasant, Iowa where she retired after 21 years. She enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, playing cards, and collecting cow figurines.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington. The family will meet with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington with Pastor Larry Wallingford officiating.

Burial will be at the Croton Cemetery in Croton.

Memorials may be made to the Farmington EMT's or Hospice of Central Iowa.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com.
The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington is assisting the family with the arrangements.