Orland C. Dees
IN MEMORY OF:
Orland C. Dees
Orland C. Dees, age 92, of Waltonville, died at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday June 5, 2008
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Orland was born June 11, 1915 in Blissville Township to Homer E. and Elsie (Corgan) Dees.
He married Nina B. Jones on October 1, 1938 in Morganfield, Kentucky; She preceded him in
death on April 17, 2005.
Orland served his country in the United States Army Air Force during WWII. He retired
from Sears and Roebuck in Mount Vernon and was a member of the First United Methodist Church
Orland is survived by two sons, Charles Dees and wife Carole of Bonnie, IL and Ernest Dees
and wife Debra of Mt. Vernon, IL; four grand daughters, Angela and husband Douglas Summers,
Shelley and husband Mitch McDowell, Crystal Rodotz and Special Friend Ed Nation, and Stacie
and husband Mark Kilman; one grand son-in-law Steve Snow; one brother, Chester Dees of
Waltonville, IL; one sister, Blanche Flatt of Benton; 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter Twila Snow, and one infant
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday June 9th at Newell Funeral Home in
Waltonville with Rev. Tom Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Wolf Prairie Cemetery
with military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. Friends may
call from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville.
For those wishing, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church in Waltonville or
the Wolf Prairie Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information you
may call Newell Funeral Home at 279-7272
Source: Newell Funeral Home
Date: June 7, 2008
Submitted by: Charles W. Dees