Bessie L. (Mazzagotte) Mortimer

March 10, 1926 ‒ February 08, 2013

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: Bessie L. (Mazzagotte) Mortimer, age 86, of Butler passed away Friday evening February 8, 2013 in Knox Community Hospital following a long illness.

She was born March 10, 1926 in Akron, to Stanley and Eva (Hodges) Mazzagotte and was graduated from Palmyra High School in Portage County in 1944.

In 1945 she married Robert A. Mortimer, the son of Frank and Ruth (Maier) Mortimer. They recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on February 3, 2013.

In addition to caring for her family of three boys, Bessie helped manage the family dairy farm in rural Knox County. Bessie was a talented cook and baker, especially when it came to her homemade pies. She enjoyed flower gardening, knitting and crocheting, and reading.

A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, Bessie is survived by her husband Robert A. Mortimer of Butler, three sons and daughters-in-law Robert S. and Barbara Mortimer of Butler, Wesley A. and Susan Mortimer of Butler, and Steven R. and Mary Mortimer of Bellefountaine; nine grandchildren William R. and Bobbie Mortimer of Butler, Andrew S. Mortimer of Butler, Wesley, Jr. and Brenda Mortimer of Waynesfield, Tonya and Gary Green of Butler, Chris and Kristy Mortimer of Mt. Vernon, Carrie and Matt Harriman of Ontario, James Mortimer and Amanda Lipscomb of Perrysville, Lisa and Joel Dennis of East Hampton, NY, and Heather and Pierre-Henri Mortimer-Charoy of Paris, France; 19 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter, and a brother George Mazzagotte of Pensacola, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step father Steve Belinski.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central Ohio Chapter, 2225 Citygate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, Ohio 43219.

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