She was born Feb. 8, 1916 at McGee, daughter of Noah and Martha Whitener Shell. She married Clarence Dellinger who preceded her in death; later she married Erby Vanmatre who preceded he and then Evert Bess who also preceded her in death.
Letty was a homemaker, a member of Hahn Chapel General Baptist Church at Marble Hill.
Survivors include one son, Wilson Dellinger, Puxico; one daughter, Lucille Walker of Advance; a step-son, Richard Bess of Logan Port, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, and one sister.
Visitation was held Monday, July 26, 2010, from 5-8 p.m. at the Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Funeral Services were conducted on July 27, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Placker officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill.