NEW BERLIN, IL - Bessie I. Cummings, 94, died at 10:58 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.
Bessie was born Oct. 16, 1919, in New Berlin, the daughter of Charles and Susie Gorman Davenport. She married Lloyd Cummings in 1940 in Bowling Green, Mo.; he preceded her in death in 1968.
Bessie retired from Memorial Medical Center in 1984 after nearly 29 years as a nurse's aide. She was a member of Berlin Christian Church and enjoyed sewing, working crossword puzzles, and playing the keyboard.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Charles and John Cummings; daughter, Sharon Hermes; a great-granddaughter, Tiffany Brown; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Cummings; and seven siblings.
Bessie is survived by her sons, Ron (wife, Macie) Cummings, of Buffalo, Jack (wife, Cheryl) and Bill (companion, Sandy Ralph) Cummings, both of Loami; daughter, Janet (husband, Lenny) Chaudoin of New Berlin; daughter-in-law, Mary Cummings, of New Berlin; son-in-law, Bud Hermes of Waverly; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Private family ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at McCullough-Delaney and Butler Funeral Home, 714 E. Gibson St., New Berlin, with Rev. Warren Brosi officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Plains Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Berlin EMS, 206 W. Illinois, New Berlin, IL 62670, or St. John's Hospital Hospice Program, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62702.
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