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Betty Mae Jess

June 11, 1926 — June 9, 2022


Betty Mae Jess

Betty M. (Cram) Jess

1926 - 2022

Betty M. (Cram) Jess, 95, of Baileyton, AL, formerly of Clinton, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 9th at home surrounded by her family. 

Mrs. Jess was born June 11, 1926 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Lily and Bruce Cram.  She married Edward Jess on June 30, 1945 in Oakland, CA and remained married for 67 years before his passing in 2013.  Since then Mrs. Jess has been living with her daughter in Alabama.

Mrs. Jess was a homemaker devoted to raising her family.  She attended school in Clinton.  She is survived by her three daughters, Betty Lou (Edward) Kopp, Englewood FL,  Penny (Terry) Shields, Ottawa IL, and Rhonda (Steve) Eckstein, Baileyton, AL; two sons, Edward (Kathy) Jess, Clinton, IL, and Marty (Connie) Jess, Lake Wildwood, IL; 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 1 daughter, Paula Jean Jess, 1 grandson, Gregory Shields, sisters Doris Seastrand, Dorothy Voorhees, Darlene Snedden, and brothers Bruce Cram, Richard Cram, Donnie Cram.

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