The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 24, 2014

Perle Franklin Ames

The Commercial-News

---- — Perle Franklin Ames, 79, of Danville (Hawbuck), passed away at 6:52 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 7, 1934, the son of Arthur and Emma (Holycross) Ames, both deceased.

He is survived by his brother, John Ames of Missouri; his nieces and nephews, Donna (Ed) Wallis of North Carolina, Tom (Lorie) Ames of Catlin, Rose (Jim) Watson of Tilton, Mark (Peggy) Ames of Danville, and David (Laurie) Ames of Danville; his special great-nephew, Mark (Miranda) Ames of Hawbuck, who has lived with him for the past nine years; his numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; as well as many great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his five brothers, three sisters, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Perle was an angel on earth who never knew a stranger. He was a friend to all and will be greatly missed. He enjoyed listening to music and collected watches and watch parts. He had a servant’s heart and was a hard worker.

A celebration of Perle’s life will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, Westville, with the Rev. Joe Humrichous officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and also noon-1 p.m. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Atherton Cemetery.

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