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Updated: 01/16/2014 08:00:06AM

Bessie L. Bair

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Bessie L. Bair, 82, of Englewood, Fla., went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014.

She was born Jan. 3, 1932, in Webb City, Mo., the oldest of seven children.

Bessie came to this area in 1982, and became permanent resident in 2000. She and her husband of 64 years, Floyd M. Bair, owned and operated their excavating/swimming pool/trampoline business for 40 years in the Kansas City, Mo., area. Her hobbies included bingo, garage sales, cooking her famous tacos and dancing, and she was the creator of the Stanley Kansas Stampede Festival.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Floyd; their children, Larry (Karen), Garry, Debbie (Tom) and Greg (Barb); grandchildren, Tonya, Shane, Derek and Jessica Bair, Scott and Andy Shorten, Danielle and Frankie Scarafile, and Jim and John Stevens; great-grandkids, Luke, Blake, Angelina and Ryan Bair; three sisters; and two brothers. Bessie was preceded in death by one sister; and her parents.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood. You may express your condolences to the family at

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