Tressa L. Willstead-Sheely
Posted: Thursday, Oct 17th, 2013
POLO — Tressa L. Willstead-Sheely, 93, of Polo, IL passed away at 5:25 PM Wednesday at her residence.
She was born on January 20, 1920 in Smithfield, IL to Fred & Vina (Dick) Orwig. She married Kenneth Willstead on February 6, 1939 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on November 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) Bergsten of Whitewater, WI, Merla (Bill) Brooks of Marble Hill, MO, Florence Wragg of Polo and Paula (Gene) Schick of Warren, IL; 9 grandchildren: 17 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild and one sister, Alice (Leroy) Riley of Canton, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.
She was educated in Cuba, IL schools and was a homemaker and farmers wife. She was a member of the Disciples of Christ Church, Polo Grange, The Polo Senior Center and volunteered at Second Hand Rose in Polo.
Private graveside services have been held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, IL. There will be a public memorial service 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