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Bessie Updike Ward

November 14, 1940 — April 3, 2020

Bessie Mae Fint Updike Ward, 79, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Signature Health Care-Heritage Hall Care Center in Lawrenceburg.  Bessie was born November 14, 1940 in Louisville, KY to Mary Elizabeth Disponette Fint of Lawrenceburg and the late Thomas Michael Fint.

Including her father, Bessie was preceded in death by a brother, William Thomas Fint.

Bessie was a member of the Glensboro Christian Church and the Anderson County Senior Citizens, and was a former cook for Heritage Hall Care Center for over 16 years.

Including her mother, Bessie is survived by a son, Lee Updike and his fiancé Laurie Perkins Hinsen of Lawrenceburg;  two grandchildren, Tamara Danielle Updike of Lawrenceburg and John Thomas Lee Updike and his wife Dariann, of Columbia, KY;  two brothers, Harry Lee Fint and Donnie Allen Fint and his wife Edith Carol, all of Lawrenceburg; and a sister-in-law,  Bessie Fint of Lawrenceburg.

Memorials are suggested to the Anderson County Senior Citizens, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg, KY  40342 or Bluegrass Hospice Care, 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY  40601.

Private services will be observed.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

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