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