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Bess Truman, a First Lady

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / October 19, 1982

Kansas City, Mo.

Former First Lady Bess Truman, who passed on Monday, was described by President Reagan as a ''devoted wife, a loving mother, and a gracious, unassuming First Lady (who) embodied the basic decency of America.'' By an earlier President, her husband Harry S. Truman, she was described as ''the Boss.'

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