Dessie Valentine

Dessie Valentine
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Dessie I. Valentine, nee Mills, 93, of Marissa, IL, born March 26, 1923, in St. Louis, MO, died Monday, August 29, 2016, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

Mrs. Valentine was a former owner of Valentine’s Restaurant in Freeburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Peter P. Valentine, whom she married on August 17, 1958, and who died on July 25, 1982; one son, Carl Fitts; her parents, Thomas and Bessie M., nee Mitchel, Mills; and one sister, Pauline Wolfford.

Surviving are one step-daughter, Deeann Reichmuth;
one step-son, David (Donna) Valentine;
three grandchildren, Mary Kay, Stephen, and Carla;
one 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, IL, or to S.A.V.E., Belleville, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 11 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Tom Toenjes officiating.  Burial will be at 12 noon Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at North Lawn Cemetery, Salem, MO.


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