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Bessie Jean Hames

Bessie Jean Hames, 72, Wonder Lake, formerly of Crystal Lake, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Sycamore.

She was born Oct. 12, 1941, to John and Addy (Reeves) Morton in Petersburg, Tenn. 

On Dec. 24, 1957, she married Jerold G. Hames in Petersburg.

She worked at home raising children and running the household. She also enjoyed volunteering with the Crystal Lake Little League. She was loved and will be missed.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Douglas Hames; two daughters, Rhonda (Gary) Hall and Carolyn (Robert) Montgomery; five grandchildren, Zak (Amanda) McManaman, Rebecca (Adam) Watkins, Katelin Hall, Jacob Hames and Andrew Hames; a brother, Jerry Morton; and two sisters, Louise Titsworth and Johnnysue Scurloc.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Elizabeth Allen; and a brother, Richard Morton.

A visitation was held Aug. 22 at the Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home with the funeral Aug. 23. Burial was at Windridge Memorial Park, Cary.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association.

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