BESS, Carolyn "Katie" age 70 of South Lebanon passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties. Born July 24, 1947 in South Lebanon, Ohio. Katie was the daughter of Millard and Florence (nee Cole) Sandlin. She was a loving and devoted mother, sister and grandmother. Katie enjoyed traveling, going to the casino and spending time with her family. Preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Edward; brother Carl Sandlin; sisters Juanita (late Edward) Younker and Lois Gross. Katie leaves behind sons Ed (Kim) Bess of Lebanon, Tennessee; Eric Bess of Midland, Ohio, Evan (AMy) Bess of Franklin, Ohio and Erinn Bess of South Lebanon; sister Loretta (Archie) Spradling of South Lebanon, Ohio; sister-in-law Evelyn Sandlin of Blanchester, Ohio; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9am until 10:30am with service to follow at 10:30am at Stine-Kilburn Funeral Home. Burial to follow in the Deerfield Cemetery, South Lebanon, Ohio. Donations may be made in Katie's memory to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stinekilburnfuneralhome.com.