Sunday Record Herald
January 31, 2010
BESECKER, MILDRED H. - Mildred "Millie" Hazel Besecker (nee Shawver), 87, of Troy, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Upper Valley Medical Center,  She was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Troy, to Edward and Edna Ruth (Counts) Shawver.  Millie was a member of First United Church of Troy since age 12, then was an active member with her husband Carl for 26 years at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren and was a member of Troy Senior Citizens.  Millie also did volunteer work at Koester Pavilion and retired from Hobart Brothers after many years of service.  She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Marilyn Brown of Troy, Cyndi Tooley of Phoenix, Ariz., and Linda and Berton Hunt of West Lafayette, Ind.; grandchildren, Bruce Brown, Brian and Robin Brown, Brenda Brown, Martin and Vera Hunt, and Karen and Loren Randall; four great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; step children, Robert Besecker of Greenville, Shirley and Ronald Baker of Arcanum, Karen Besecker of Versailles and Kentand Cynthia Besecker of Texas; eight step grandchildren; and nine step great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert W. Tooley and Carl Besecker; son-in-law, Lloyd Brown; and sisters, Dorothy Bernhart and Irene Hathaway.  Funeral services were held Jan. 26 at Potsdam Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Robert Kurtz officiating.  Burial was in Gettysburg Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Koester Activity Fund or Potsdam Church of the Brethren.

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