The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

September 4, 2013

Bessie 'Babe' L. Hummer

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Bessie “Babe” L. Hummer, 88, Danville, passed away at 4 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Jan. 23, 1925, in Gridley to Fredrick and Lillian Spencer Seal.

She was married to Harry C. Hummer in 1946 in Danville. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Amy Kamplain, Greg (Debbie) Kamplain, Shawn McKillop of Texas, Eric (Tina) McKillop of Texas; great-grandchildren, Daniel Kamplain, Ashley McKillop and Joshua McKillop of Texas; her sons-in-law, Wes (Judy) Kamplain and Jim (Ridgey) McKillop.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William Seal, Russell Seal, Lawrence Seal; her sister, Ruth Irene Johnson; and her two daughters, Lillian McKillop and Sally Kay Kamplain.

Bessie was an avid crossword puzzle solver; she would solve the puzzles in both the Commercial-News and News-Gazette.

Bessie also loved spending time by herself just reading a book. She also enjoyed fishing with her late husband, Harry. Bessie was also well-known for baking pies and any type of pie; she had been baking pies for her family since she was in high school.

A celebration of Bessie’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the Danville Veterans Affairs Chapel, with Kent Tibben officiating, and burial at Danville National Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 6, at the Danville VA chapel. Condolences may be left at

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