Bessie E. (Retz) Geesy

Born: Wed., May 29, 1929
Died: Thu., May 24, 2018


12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Wed., May 30, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Wed., May 30, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Bessie E. Geesy, 88, of Winchester, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Reid Hospital in Richmond.  She was born on May 29, 1929, in Randolph County, to Charles G. and Rachel R (Longnecker) Retz.

Bessie was a homemaker.  She enjoyed working in her yard, Bingo, going out for dinner and puzzle books.  Bessie especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s events.  She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Indianapolis Colts fan.

Bessie is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Foudray of Winchester and Debbie (Bob) Perry of Lynn, IN; a son, Floyd D. (Lisa) Geesy of Winchester; son-in-law, John Boyd, of Winchester 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Geesy in 2009; her daughter, Floretta “Fred” Boyd; and her siblings, Nellie E Retz, Walter K. Retz, Ethelyn I Retz, Albert F. Retz, Florence G. Retz, Theodore R. Retz, John C Retz, and Annabelle Retz.

Funeral services for Bessie will be at 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester, with Pastor Kevin Holt officiating.  Burial will follow at the Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester.

Friends and family may call from 12-3 p.m., on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at Reid Hospital and Health Care services as well as the therapist at Arbor Trace Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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Gretchen Smith
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
My thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Gretchen Smith

mary jenks
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
she will be missed..such a wonderful women...had so much fun around her....

Tammie Hymer
   Posted Fri May 25, 2018
Miss Bessie was a beautiful and well loved lady. Heaven gained another angel. Prayers to all the family.

Angela Franklin
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
Bessie was my neighbor and a great neighbor. I grew to love her and her daughter Debbie. She was a quite an sweet soul, whom I will miss dearly. Jim and I grew very attached to her over the six years we lived next door to her. Our prayers an condolences go out to the family. We will miss seeing her outside watering her flowers or sweeping her side walk. You will be missed Bessie but we know that she is in a far happier place than the rest of us.

Nancy Barnes
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
Heart goes out to you and your family. She was a special women.

Keila and John Turner. And Shirley Brotherton
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of this sweet lady. Full of love inside and out. Our hearts go out to Bess's entire family, will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky Nunley
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
I am so sorry we lost our beloved Aunt Bessie. I know we all will miss her. 💛 She's my grandma boyd's sister.

Diana Phillips Kerrigan
   Posted Mon May 28, 2018
Prayers for all of Mrs Geesy's loved ones. She was a special woman and will be greatly missed. God bless all of you.

Mitch King
   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
Geesy’s Great family. Will remember always.
Thanks you. My sympathies
Mitch King