Lila E. Cress, 89, Fillmore

Lila E. Cress, 89, of Fillmore, died at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at Hillsboro Health Care Center in Hillsboro.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore, with the Revs. John Walsh and Ernest Flowers officiating. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: United Methodist Church in Fillmore or Fillmore Historial Society.

Mrs. Cress was born on Nov. 7, 1918, in Fillmore,m the daughter of Sylvester J. and Edna Toberman Smith. She married Orville O. Cress on Nov. 27, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo.

She was a homemaker, and a member of the United Methodist Church in Fillmore and the United Methodist Women.

She is survived by her husband; son, David Cress and his wife Joyce of Fillmore; grandchildren, Brian Cress and his wife Ericka, and Kyle Cress and his fiance Amanda Wright; and a great-granddaughter, Emily.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Melvin and Kenneth; and sister, Jean Lehr and Ione Cress.

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