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Bess Bergman passed away on Nov. 8 in Las Vegas at age 90. Services were held on Nov. 12 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Las Vegas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gabriel Bergman, and her three brothers, Sanford, Morrie and Ben.

She is survived by her daughter, Barb Bergman, and her son, Bob Bergman; granddaughter, Nichole O’Leary; four great-grandchilren, Hayden, Megan, Chayse and Trevin O’Leary, all of Las Vegas; sister, Rosalie “Whiz” Babendir; and nieces and nephews.

Bessie was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Omaha to the late Sam and the late Sylvia (Newman) Kaplan, who came to Omaha from Russia. She is a past member of Hadassah, B’nai B’rith Women and Temple Sisterhood. She enjoyed playing mahjong, bingo, ballroom dancing and traveling.

Memorials may be made to a cancer research organization.