Beatrice Sue Gaines

October 4, 1944 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 76)


CHAMPAIGN, IL-  Beatrice Sue Gaines, 76, of Champaign, passed away at 3:55 PM, Saturday, June 19, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.


There will be a memorial visitation from 5-8PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Rd., Urbana, IL.  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign.


Beatrice was born October 4, 1944 in Champaign, IL, a daughter of Cecil and Marie (Huskission) Hyatt. She married Don Gaines on August 15, 1965 in Champaign.  He survives.  Also surviving are two daughters, Dawn Gaines of Champaign, Melissa Gaines of Mahomet, IL, and a son, Josh Gaines of Champaign; two grandchildren, Nekoliah Gaines and Jayden Ratliff, four sisters, Mary Stephens of Monticello, IL, Cecilia Bohlen of Mahomet, Barbara Bohlen of Mansfield, IL, Carol Deck of Urbana, and a brother, Clarence Hyatt of Lodi, CA. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Doris Perry and two brothers, Donnie Hyatt and Bill Hyatt.


Beatrice had worked several different jobs, including  IGA, Manzella’s Italian Patio, Olan Mills, where she worked as a teachers aide at Dr. Howard School, and was very active with the PTA.  She was also a Brownie leader for a while.  She raised several children through her daycare out of her home.  She also enjoyed the bowling league every Thursday morning with her sisters and nieces for many years.  She will be most likely know for her ’57 Chevy convertables and her other muscle cars. 

She thoroughly loved Don, her children and grandsons.  She enjoyed the many huge family gatherings, especially Halloween parties.  Her smile could light any room.  Her sense of humor and whit will truly be missed.


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