Dr. Rebecca Kaye Toghiani (nee Besselsen) of Starkville, Professor Emerita, Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, passed away September 3, 2013. Beloved daughter of the late Clarence (Dutch) Besselsen and Nancy Marie Norman of Florissant, MO; dearest wife of Dr. Hossein Toghiani; loving mother of Parisa Toghiani and Parvaneh Toghiani; loving sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many. Visitation 4-7 p.m., Friday, September 6 at Welch Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. followed by 10 a.m. service, Saturday, September 7 at First United Methodist Church, Starkville. Interment will follow at Memorial Garden Park Cemetery, Starkville, MS. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to create a scholarship fund in Dr. Toghiani’s name for the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering payable to the MSU Foundation, P. O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762; indicate “in memory of Dr. Rebecca Toghiani” or visit www.msufoundation.com to contribute your gift online.
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