Bessie May Lyness
Father: George Wesley Lyness (September 8, 1959-November 18, 1899)
Mother: Hannah Jane Shiremen (March 5, 1863-August 1, 1933)
Born 2 May 1894, at Walnut, Crtawford County, Kansas
Died 3 March 1940, at Hiawatha, Brown County, Kansas
Bessie Lyness worked as a home economics teacher. She married her school superintendent,
Marion Franklin Stark (b. February 27, 1890, at Elk City, Montgomery County, Kansas; d.
June 18, 1970; buried at Ft. Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida) on June 2, 1920, at Walnut,
Crawford County, Kansas.
Marion was awarded the Kansas Lifetime Teacher Award in 1955.
- Dorothy Mae Stark, b. December 3, 1921, at Wellington, Kansas.
- Mary Elizabeth ("Mary Beth") Stark, b. January 3, 1924, at Coldwater, Kansas.
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Revised 3 October 2003