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Obits > 1987 - Bessie I. Winchell

Submitted by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
August 1, 1987 - Saturday, pg A2


Bessie I. Winchell, 83, of Oak Park, formerly of Sterling, died Thursday, July 16, in Oak Park.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 20, in Oak Park.

Bessie Winchell was born Jan. 24, 1904 in Round Grove, the daughter of Edward H. and Frances Sheller Kraft. She was united in marriage to Howard R. Winchell in February of 1925 who preceded her in death in 1941.

Survivors include one son, Howard of Forest Park, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, one brother, Arthur Kraft of rural Sterling; two sisters Geraldine Darnell of Imperial Beach, California, and Edna Seeley of Rock Falls, and numerous nieces and nephews and cousins in the area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, Iva, Beulah, Viola and Darlene, and two brothers, Harold and Ralph.

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