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Bess (Saye)Schillinger, residing in Williams Bay, left us July 2, 2022. Bess was born February 25,1930 inAthens Georgia to Ralph and Belle Saye. Bess was the oldest of 7 children. She was preceded in death
by her parents and all 6 siblings. Ralph Saye, Harry Saye, Naomi Saye (Wolfe), Donald Saye, CarolynSaye (Nelson), Edwin Saye.
Marriage brought Bess to the north but she longed for Athens, Ga., and spent her summers there with herchildren Kim (Yopp) , Kathy( Smith ), Ron and Krista. She was a true charming Southern Bell that was a
master at many southern recipes ,pimento cheese and corn bread at the top of the list.Bess was a cozy homemaker that welcomed anyone, anytime for coffee, conversation and the bestadvice. Also known for her 'home remedy ' beauty secrets.Bess was greatly loved and will be missed by family and friends.
Bess had a passion for finding treasures at estate (garage) sales and Goodwill. She would say if shewas not seen in Goodwill after couple of days, they would send her a get well card.
Bess loved to shop and was known to make many life long friends at Walmart.She had a quick wit, engaging smile and warm heart.
Bess adored her grandchildren and she was known to them as 'Gookie'. Jason & Morgan (Kim),Garrett, Conor, & Drake (Kathy), Emma (Krista)and great grandchildren Lyric & Quest (Morgan)
She took them on many adventures, told then how to tell jokes and sing songs.
Bess will be at peace and laid to rest in Athens Georgia.
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Derrick Funeral Home of Lake Geneva is honored to be assisting the Bess's family.