HORNELL - Lois Marie (Bacon) Kame, 83, of Maple Court Homes, passed away Saturday (Nov. 2, 2013) at St. James Mercy Hospital.
Born in Erie, Pa., Jan. 11, 1930, the daughter of Jay M. and Alice Newman Bacon, she had resided in Hornell since 1945. She owned and operated a beauty shop on Davenport Street, later worked as a waitress at the former Blue Angel Restaurant in Hornell, and retired from the former Morrison Knudsen also of Hornell. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Hornell VFW
, a member of the Hornell Association, the Hornell Moose Club
and the Arkport American Legion Post.
Lois had a vivacious personality and unique sense of humor that brought many people to love her. She was a remarkable lady who was truly one of a kind. Family and friends were Lois's love and joy. She adored spending time with her best friends, Beryl Johnson and Tim Butler. One of her favorite times of the year was Christmas Eve, when her entire family gathered together to celebrate.
She was predeceased by her parents; her infant daughter, Nina Marie Byron; her brothers, Frederick (Jean), Ted (Doris), Chuck (Viola), Willis (Gladys), Donald, Clark and Robert Bacon; her sisters, Betty (Bill) King, Dorothy Violet (Raymond) Vosburg, Bonnie (David) Miller, Velma (Gusty) Gariepy and Lillian (Harold) Nichols; her sister-in-law, Barbara Bacon; and long-time partner, Dean Lafferty.
She is survived by her four children, Ronald (Sue) Byron of Bath, Mike (Christine) Byron of Arkport, Diana (Mark) Phillipson of Bath and Bonita (Brent) Reynolds of Alfred Station; her brother, Ray Bacon of Florida; her close sister-in-law, Margie Bacon; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
To send a remembrance to the family or to light a candle in Lois's memory, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com.
The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.
The family will be present to receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday (Nov. 7, 2013). Her sister-in-law, Margie Bacon will officiate. Burial will be in Arkport Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Friends may make memorial contributions to Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830-3657.