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Tressa L. Willstead-Sheely

Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 3:21 p.m. CDT

Tressa L. Willstead-Sheely, 93, Polo, died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at her residence.

She was born on Jan, 20, 1920 in Smithfield, to Fred and Vina (Dick) Orwig. 

She married Kenneth Willstead on Feb. 6, 1939 in Kahoka, Mo.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1979. 

She then married Raymond Sheely in September of 1980.  He preceded her in death in October of 2005.

She is survived by daughters,  Nelda (Ronald) Bergste, Whitewater, Wis., Merla (Bill) Brooks, Marble Hill, Mo., Florence Wragg, Polo, and Paula (Gene) Schick, Warren; nine grandchildren:  17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one sister, Alice (Leroy) Riley, Canton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.

She was educated in Cuba, Ill. schools and was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church, Polo Grange, the Polo Senior Center, and volunteered at Second Hand Rose, Polo.

Private graveside services have been held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon.

A public memorial service will be announced at a later date. 

Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon is in charge of the arrangements.

A memorial will be established at a later date.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.chapelhilldixon.com.

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