HERBERT J. AMES

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Herbert J. "Speck" Ames, 77, of Springfield, died Saturday at St. John's Hospice. He was born Dec. 30, 1918, in Petersburg, the son of Herbert and Pearl VanNattan Ames. He married Audrey Gaddie and she preceded him in death. Mr. Ames was retired from Barker Lubin Lumber Co. He was a member of South Side Christian Church, and Greenview Lodge 653 A.F. & A.M. for 48 years, and Amvets Post 179. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Blackhawk 86th Division, 343rd Infantry. Survivors: a daughter, Carolyn Rodgers of Springfield; two grandchildren, a sister, Bernice Baumgardner of Mason City; several nieces and a nephew. Remains will be cremated. Graveside services: 1 p.m. Elmwood Cemetery, Greenview the Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating. Bisch and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Death NOTICE: Ames, Herbert J. "Speck" -- of Springfield died at 4:35 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 1996 at St. Johns Hospice, age 77. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Blackhawk 86th Division, 343rd Infantry.

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