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Judith A. "Judie" Kamees-Ghere

July 25, 1946 - January 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD- Judith A. “Judie” Kamees-Ghere, 68, of Springfield died peacefully at 5:15 am, Friday, January 23, 2015 at her home, with her kids present. She was born July 25, 1946 in Springfield, the daughter of Louis John and Barbara deGoveia Kamees. She was preceded in death by her parents. She married Dan Ghere in 1966, and they later divorced.

She is survived by her daughter, Gina Lair (Andy Miller) of Virden; son, Bob Ghere of Springfield, granddaughter Jourdan Lair (Blake Clark); grandson Justin Lair and great-granddaughter Hallie Clark; her dog, Patrick; sister, Carol (Walt) Faulkner of Springfield; nephew Todd Faulkner and cousins.

Judie owned and operated the Wildlife Art and Frame Gallery in Rochester Station for nearly 20 years. She developed many friendships with customers through the gallery that she continued to enjoy until her death. She thoroughly enjoyed her two black labs, Doolittle and Abbey, who were with her every day in the gallery. She was proud of her children and grandchildren and enjoyed her time with the family. She will be missed deeply by all but most of all the love of her life Patrick who was always by her side.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.

A private graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Cemetery Information

Oak Ridge Cemetery


1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map

Private graveside service.

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.

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