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Bessie Janet Pletz

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Bessie J. Pletz, age 92, passed away February 15, 2005. Mrs. Pletz was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enhanced other's lives. She and her husband, Lee Roy Pletz were both graduates of the Brackenridge High School Class of 1930. In addition to travel, she loved china painting and enjoyed her garden club. Together they built Joe Doke's Homes; a housing community built for veterans returning from World War II as well as Terrell Plaza and Colonial Oaks Subdivision. She was preceded in death by two sons, William Lee Pletz and Daniel Clay Pletz and her husband Lee Roy. Survivors include one son, Manning B.(Buddy) Pletz and his wife Sarah, grandchildren; Janet Pletz and Amy Pletz of San Antonio, Manning B. Pletz II and his wife Beth, of Memphis, TN., Pollyanna Pletz and William Cody Pletz of Houston; five great-grandchildren; Alexander Pletz, Manning B. Pletz III, Bailey Weston Pletz, Olivia Grace Pletz and Samuel Keller Pletz. A private family service is pending. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may contact the American Cancer Society at 8115 Datapoint, San Antonio, Texas 78229. To send a note to the family, go to and select Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn Crematory & American Mortuary.

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  1. Buddy; My wife,Bell, and I offer our most sincere sorrorow to your family. We pray that your mother has now found peace and solace without pain. She was always a lady and treated me with utmost coutesy, kindness and acceptance when around her. May her memory always bring you a kind heart, as she did to others.

  2. Dear Buddy and Family, It has been many years since I have visited with you Buddy. I am MeMe and Poppie’s granddaughter Deidre. As a child I spent many summer days visiting with your Mother and Father and remember them so fondly (as well as you and your brothers who treated me like I was so special). Aunt Bessie always welcomed me into her home at McQueeny and I looked so forward to spending time there with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. Please contact me when your life settles down. Deidre Williams-Young 322 Canterbury Dr. CC TX 78412

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