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Jerry Lee Ames


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Jerry Lee Ames Obituary
Jerry Lee Ames, 63 of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013 at Allegiance Health in Jackson. He was born July 8, 1950 in Litchfield to Harold and Delores (Gafken) Ames. Jerry married Christine Fish on November 14, 1970 and she survives.

Jerry retired from the maintenance department of Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility after 41 years of service. He enjoyed playing baseball and softball, collecting baseball cards, watching the Detroit Tigers, hunting and fishing. Jerry loved talking on the phone with his family.

In addition to his wife, Christine, Jerry is survived by two daughters, Hope Ames of Hillsdale and Ashley Collins of Kokomo, Indiana; 3 sisters, Carol (Gary) Smith of Hillsdale, Susan (Earl) Gutshal of Jackson and Diane (Jeff) Welch of Allen; brother, Larry (Barbara) Ames of New Bern, North Carolina; half-sister, Lori Sizemore and half-brother, Timothy Ames, both of North Carolina and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Linda Bolenbaugh and brother, Charles Lynn Ames.

Memorial services for Jerry Ames will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:30 PM at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Don Lee officiating. Interment will take place at Sand Lake Valley Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday from 1:30PM until the service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family. To view this obituary and send condolences, www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Dec. 3, 2013
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