Dessie I. Valentine, nee Mills, 93, of Marissa, Ill., born March 26, 1923, in St. Louis, Mo., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, Ill.
Mrs. Valentine was a former owner of Valentine's Restaurant in Freeburg, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Peter P. Valentine, whom she married Aug. 17, 1958, and who died July 25, 1982; a son, Carl Fitts; her parents, Thomas and Bessie M., nee Mitchel, Mills; and a sister, Pauline Wolfford.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Deeann Reichmuth; a step-son, David (Donna) Valentine; three grandchildren, Mary Kay, Stephen, and Carla; a sister, Betty Harrison; nieces and nephews; and her dear friends, Yvonne and Clark Young.
Special thanks is given to the staff at Freeburg Care Center for the care given to Dessie.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, Marissa, Ill., or to S.A.V.E., Belleville, Ill. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., with Rev. Tom Toenjes officiating. Burial will be at noon Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at North Lawn Cemetery, Salem, Mo.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 4, 2016