Bessie Brown

CHESTER, W.Va. – Bessie Caroline Brown, of Chester W.Va., died Wednesday.

She was born March 20, 1926 in East Liverpool.

She worked briefly as a welder in the shipyards during World War II and as a ware dresser at Homer Laughlin China.

She was a member of the Trinity Parish Presbyterian Church of Chester.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” Brown; and a brother, William (Bill) Schladen.

Survivors include Cathy Saltsman of Wellsville, Ohio, Susan Weaver of Chester, W.Va.; Rich Brown of Pottstown, Pa.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Arner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Matthew Camlin officiating. Burial will follow at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.