Shanks, Bessie Lorene

Posted: Tue 1:08 PM, Apr 01, 2014
Funeral Home: Johnson Vaughn Phelps Funeral Home
Bessie Lorene Shanks, 93, of Bowling Green, died at her residence on March 31, 2014.

Ms. Shanks was born in Austin, KY to the late Elbridge and Maggie Holder. Ms. Shanks was preceded in death by four sisters, Minnie Underwood, Amy Blair, Clara Borders, and Edna Ruth Holder; and five brothers, Jimmie D. Holder, Davis Holder, Willie Holder, Earl Holder and Roy Holder.

Ms. Shanks worked at Derby Union Underwear for 45 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3rd at Johnson Vaughn Phelps Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2nd and from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Thursday April 3rd at the funeral home.

Ms. Shanks is survived by a son, Joe Howard Shanks of Elizabethtown; two granddaughters, Lydia Jo Shanks and Evelyn Lorene Shanks, both of Bowling Green; two great grandsons, Michael Widener-Bailey (Natasha) and Benjamin Widner (Haley), both of Bowling Green; one great-great grandson, Nikolai Charles Widner; several nieces and nephews; a special nephew, Marty Wilkins; close church friends, David Wiseman and Ben Tomblinson; close family friend, Beverly Wagoner Floyd. The family would also like to thank Frances Graham and all of the church and family friends who brought meals to Ms. Shanks. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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