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Bethel Leah Kessinger Fields - Obituary

July 18, 1916 - April 25, 2006

ALDERSON - Bethel Leah Kessinger Fields, 89, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, W. Va., following a short illness.

Born July 18, 1916, at Willow Bend, W. Va., she was the daughter of Omah and Zella Ballard Kessinger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Fullen.

Mrs. Fields was a retired beautician and was the owner and operator of Beth's Beauty Shop, Alderson for 40 years. She was a graduate of Greenville High School and graduate of Martz Beauty School, Huntington, W. Va. Following her retirement, she worked as a volunteer at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, for 19 years.

Mrs. Fields was a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Alderson, where she was a member of the Ladies Circle and was active for many years in various church activities and organizations. She was member of the Woman's Club of Alderson for more than 40 years, and she had a great love for all animals, especially cats and dogs.

Survivors include her husband for 61 years, Howard Fields; a son, Barry E. Worrell and his wife Linda, of Chandler, Az.; a sister, Oleva Baker and her husband, Leroy, of Orlando, Fl.; three grandchildren, William Curtis Worrell and his wife, Brenda, of Warsaw, In., Bari-tennette McKinley and her husband Jay, of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and Leah Henley and her husband, Chris, of Mesa, Az.; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ruth Altare of Alderson, Rachel Rookstool of Navarre, Fl., and Dolly Graziani and her husband Jack Palmer, of Milton, Fl.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Sam Groves officiating. Burial followed at Alderson Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers, Darrell Quillen, Ronald Quillen, Harold Ballard, Jack Palmer, James Montgomery, Larry Patton, and John Hedrick.

The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to the caregivers Kathy Longanacre, Faye Carter and Theresa Vance.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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