HERBERT J. AMES
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.