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Bessie Alma Toothman, 91, of Farmington, died Monday (Oct 10, 2016) at her residence.
She was born May 10, 1925, at the No. 9 Coal Barracks at No. 9 in Farmington, a daughter of the late Charles Lloyd Menefee and Hazel Blanche Ledsome Menefee.
She is survived by one son, Dallas Toothman Jr. of Farmington, and several nieces and nephews. Bessie was the last surviving member of her family.
When she was able, Bessie enjoyed working in the garden. She attended the Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Toothman Sr., who died Nov. 11, 2011; three sisters, Glennie Rice, Gladys Cunningham and Dorothy Pasquariello; two brothers, Virgil and Elmer Menefee; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. G. Patel and his staff and Roberta Hoy for their compassionate care of Bessie during her illness.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon today at Masters Funeral Home in Mannington with the funeral services beginning at noon with Evangelist Craig Matheny officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be left at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on  October 13, 2016
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