Bess Habekotte Burch, 91, widow of Cecil Burch, passed away Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 in Bryan. A funeral service was held at Memorial Oaks Chapel today at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Stephen Whaley officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Bess was born Aug. 28, 1929, in New York City to George and Bess (Hughes) Habekotte. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Chappaqua, New York. She attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, then moved to Texas to be near relatives, and graduated from Brenham High School.

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