Orville O. Cress, 98, Fillmore

Orville O. Cress, 98, of Fillmore, died at 12:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore, with the Rev. Ernest Flowers officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore. Visitation was to be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.Memorials: Fillmore Historical Society.

Mr. Cress was born on Oct. 15, 1910, in Fillmore Township in Montgomery County, the son of H. Frank and Ida Fesser Cress. He married Lila Elizabeth Smith on Nov. 27, 1940, in St. Charles, Mo.; she died on Aug. 8, 2008.

He was a retired farmer, a member of the Fillmore Sportsmen’s Club and a 30-year member of the Fillmore Township Board of Trustees.

He is survived by a son, David Cress and his wife Joyce of Fillmore; grandchildren, Brian Cress and his wife Ericka of Fillmore, and Kyle Cress and his fiancé Amanda Wright of St. Louis, Mo.; and great-granddaughter, Emily.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Roy and Parl; and sister, Ester.

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