SPRINGFIELD – Bessie Daugherty, 78, of Springfield, formerly of Chicago, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Chicago. She married Edwin A. Daugherty in 1974; he preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2001.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Delores Higgens.
She is survived by several friends, including Jackie Dickerson and Geraldine Johnson, both of Springfield; two grandchildren, Mashauen Higgens and Kenya Higgens, both of Chicago; a great-grandchild, Marcella; and a sister,
Grace Moore of Chicago.
Bessie was a resident of Springfield since 1979.
She was a beautician and owned and operated His & Hers Barber Shop. She was a member of
St. John’s AME Church.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at noon Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, at St. John’s AME Church, with the Rev. Charles B. Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s AME Church.