|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1938|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 2012|
ROCKFORD – Mary JoAnne Collier Dees, 74, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Sycamore, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at home.
Born April 9, 1938, in Genoa, the daughter of John Vincent and Jessie Margaret (Bryan) McMillan, she married Lewis Collier in Tennessee.
She was employed by The Suter Company in Sycamore, from which she retired. She attended First Church of God in Paragould, Ark. She loved to play bingo, watch movies and soap operas and felt that the No. 1 TV Show is "The Price is Right."
She is survived by six children, Mary (Jerry) West of Rockford, Margaret (Lenny) Edgar of Paragould, Jessie Collier of Rochelle, Lewis Collier of Roseburg, Ore., Keith (Victoria) Collier of Rockford and Ed (Lisa) Collier of Paragould; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Velma Singleton of Sycamore, Nora Palm of Nevada and Carol Lee Zink of California; two brothers, David McMillan and Larry McMillan, both of Sycamore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers and one sister.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Kevin Edgar of First Church of God, Paragould, officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Anderson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Mary Dees Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on June 30, 2012
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