JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
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 
in Waltonville. 

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 
great-granddaughter.

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
Relationship: Son

 

 

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