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Bessie M. Land

Birth Date: April 4, 1961
Death Date: April 30, 2017

Bessie M. Land, 56, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Bessie was born April 4, 1961 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of John Golden and Mary (Miofsky) Land. She attended Lakeview High School. Bessie enjoyed fishing and rescuing kittens.

Bessie leaves behind her children Elizabeth Johnson (Mike Lee) of Decatur, Tiffany (Todd) Sadowski of Decatur, significant other Ed Clark of Decatur, sister Jessica (John) Scherer of OKC, OK, grandchildren Briana, Brandon, Andrew, and Kiana, nieces Michelle Jewell, and Melanie Scherer, and great-nieces Zaydie and Arrianna.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents John and Mary, maternal grandparents Stoian and Alexandra Miofsky of Macedonia Greece, and paternal grandparents Golden and Bessie Land of Lawrenceville, Illinois.

A memorial service to celebrate Bessie’s life will be 10:00 AM Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.

The family of Bessie M. Land is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Celebration of Life
May 13, 2017
10:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Momma I will never forget when you made me spaghetti when I was little & I didn't like it so I poured my grape drink in it LOL!! I thank you for giving me life that I will forever be grateful :heart: I will always keep you close to my heart!!! I'm so lost without you but I know you're not in pain or suffering anymore. " You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine. " I held your hand til the end, you're at peace now! One day I will reunite with you & Grandma Mary :heart:
    R.I.H. Momma:innocent::dove_of_peace:⚘:flag-gr:
    Love your oldest daughter,
    Beth Ann ⚘⚘⚘

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