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Mildred "Pat" (Beegle) Cessna

November 21, 1934 — April 23, 2023


Mildred “Pat” (Beegle) Cessna, 88, of Bedford, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on the morning of April 23, 2023, at the Village at Morrisons Cove.

She was born in Bedford on November 21, 1934, daughter of the late Francis and Jessie (Rawlings) Beegle.

She married James S. Cessna on August 21, 1953 in Cumberland, MD and he preceded her in death on December 4, 2008.

She is survived by the following children. Son James Cessna and wife Norma (Phillips), of Shippensburg; and Daughter Tammy Diehl and husband Mike of Bedford. Also surviving are four grandchildren Christen and husband Tony, John and wife Danielle, Frank and wife Lynn, Luke and wife Jill; eleven great-grandchildren: Laura, David, Wyatt, Hunter, Greta, Olivia, Jude, Joel, Andrew, Jacob, and Grace; two step-great-grandchildren Noah and Tralyn; sister-in-law’s Mary Ester Deasey, Joan Conner, Carolyn Cessna and Brother-in-law Cecil Cessna.

She thoroughly enjoyed sending greeting cards to everyone but especially to all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In years past she very much enjoyed celebrating and preparing for all of the holidays, especially Christmas with family and friends. Her trademark cookie was sand tarts, which she always sent home with the kids.

She worked at the Fort Bedford Museum for a number of years and was a member of the former Village Assembly of God Church in Bedford.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 11 AM to 1 PM at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford.

A funeral will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 1 PM at Louis Geisel Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Showalter officiating.

Interment will be at Woods Church Cemetery, Bedford, PA.

Online condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, Pennsylvania.

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