Bessie Vera Rausch


Bessie Vera Rausch, age 90, died on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Middlefield, Ohio. She was born on Feb. 13, 1929 in Ashtabula, Ohio, a daughter of Eva (Clark) and George E. Hatch Sr. Bessie was a 1947 graduate of New Lyme High School. On January 1, 1949 she married Raymond Willard Rausch.
She was a school bus driver for over fifteen years for Pymatuning Valley Schools and a long time member of the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church.
Bessie enjoyed going on walks, gardening and sewing.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of sixty-five years, Raymond Rausch; a brother, George E. Hatch, Jr. and a grandson, Bryon Mead. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara L. Stonebreaker of Andover, Ohio, Kathi V. (Harry) Kovach of Mesopotamia, Ohio and Cheryl A. Hovanick of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren, Daron, Matthew, Teresa and Anne; ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect Street, Andover, Ohio, with Rev. John M. Germaine officiating. Burial will follow in Cherry Valley Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 8th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004 or to Andover Community Food Bank, PO Box 207, Andover, OH 44003.
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Kim Hinebaugh
Jul 08, 2019
Had her at the Villa she was a very sweet lady that will be missed.Condolences to all