Bessie Loral Adamson, age 91, resident of Cavalry Crossing Apartments, Fort Scott, died Saturday, February 10, 2007, at Fort Scott Manor. She was born November 22, 1915, in Rich Hill, Missouri, the daughter of Fred Lyons and Nannie Brown Lyons.
Bessie was a 1936 graduate of Fulton High School. She worked 30 years in the cosmetic business traveling 10 years for Revlon in California. She spent 20 years retailing cosmetics. She married Harold Adamson who preceded her in death in 1982. In Fort Scott, Bessie was known for her cooking and baking pies. She owned and operated the American Diner and later owned the Act II Clothing Store on Main Street.
Survivors include three brothers, Bob Lyons, Fort Scott, Chuck "Skip" Lyons of Sacramento, California and John Lyons, Jefferson City, Missouri; three sisters, Eileen Roloff, San Diego, California, Margie Northrop, Fort Scott, and Ella Mae Harris, Port Angeles, Washington. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Vineta Bowers and Lena Saunders; and three brothers, Luther Lyons, Jack Lyons and Lee Lyons.
The Rev. Jared Witt will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Cavalry Crossing Activity Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, KS 66701.