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Bessie J. Gray

Bessie J. Gray, 84 of Streator passed away Wednesday (June 3, 2020) at the Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center.

Following cremation, a memorial visitation will be held Monday from 5 – 7 PM. at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, social distancing practices will followed at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.

Bessie was born on November 26, 1935 in Streator to Hyram and Sylvia (Lucas) Henson.  She married Lowell Gray March 16, 1951. He preceded her on January 19, 2003.

Surviving are children; Hanne Goluba of Streator, Teresa (Al) Harmon of Streator, Sylvia Gray of Streator, Kristy (Tom) Roth of Wisconsin and Ronald (Rebecca) Blue Jr of Streator , 20 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren & 5 great-great-grandchildren, brother, Delbert (Marianne) Henson of Mount Vernon.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, former husband Ronald Blue Sr, son, David, grandson Bradley Mertes, granddaughters; Kasandra Rexroad and  Hope Rogers, brother, Orville Henson and sisters, Rose Lee and Annabelle Melvin.

Bessie attended Cornell Grade School and was a member of the Church of the Open Bible.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Streator Salvation Army or Alzheimer’s Association.

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A candle was lit in memory of Bessie Gray

Linda Melvin Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

i remember when me and my brother would always visit her on the weekends and we would take walks around town and she would tell us all theses storys . And when sunday rolled around she would get me and my brother up and dress us up for church and we would go from there , Grandma bessie was a beautiful women and brought joy to many people , we all love you and miss you

mikaya posey Jun 5 2020 12:00 AM