Stella Dees
Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Dees will be held at 2:30 p.m. 
Saturday in the Wilton Funeral home, 2101 north Knoxville in Peoria.  
Burial will be in Peoria. The body will lie in state at the funeral 
home where friends may call after 7:00 p.m. Friday. Mrs Dees, 60, 
of Peoria, died Wednesday at 8:25 p.m. in that city. She was a 
former resident of the Waltonville community.

She was born May 14, 1907, near Waltonville, the daughter of Frank 
and Maude Place.  She was married to John W. Dees, who survives. 
She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Maude Place of Peoria; two 
daughters, Mrs. Pauline Alford of Champaign and Mrs. Norma Lee Dieckow 
of Washington, Ill,; two brothers, Paul Place of Aurora, and Claude 
Place of Mt. Vernon; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Imig of Groveland, Ill., 
and Mrs. Ruby Ion and Mrs. Sylvia Robinson, both of Mt. Vernon; and 
six grandchildren.

Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
Date: May 1967
Submitted by: Rosemary Newell Atkins

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