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Bessie Louise Busbey

Graveside services for Bessie Louise Busbey, 82, Peace Valley, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2020 at Bennett Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Busbey passed away at 12:12 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020, at West Vue Nursing Center.


She was born May 7, 1938, at Peace Valley, Missouri, to Herbert Eugene White Reid and Olive Bonnie Brixey Reid.  On September 6, 1956, she was married at Peace Valley, Missouri, to Willie Busbey, who preceded her in death on July 24, 2003.  She loved to cook for anyone and everyone that entered her home.  Her job was to worry for everyone.  She loved her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.


She is survived by three children, Barbara Smotherman and husband, Chuck, Birch Tree, Missouri, Brenda Moncrief and husband, Monroe, West Plains and Carl Denis Busbey and special friend, Irene, Peace Valley, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Suwaba Johnson and husband, Chris, Cricket Wallander, Reina McCullough and husband, Ronnie, Retha Rickman and husband, William, Bobbi Ann Busbey, Kelsey Nelson and husband, Leon, Doug Wallander, Bryan Tharp and Chasidy Davis and husband, Jared; seventeen great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; five brothers, Tom Reid and wife, Mary, Peace Valley, Ted Reid and wife, Barbara, Peace Valley, Jim Reid and wife, Sharon, Peace Valley, Don Reid and wife, Lisa, Caulfield, Missouri and Kim Reid and wife Christy, Peace Valley; and many nieces and nephews.


Her parents, husband, one son, Calvin Busbey, two brothers, John and Robert (Butch) Reid, one sister, Wilma Jewell, and infant brother and sister, David and Nora, preceded her in death.


Mrs. Busbey will lie in state from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Family and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at