DIXON – Alice Arlene Stiles, 91, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She worked for the Dixon State School from 1964 to 1971, then as a case worker for State of Illinois Department of Public Aid for 12 years before her retirement in 1983.
Alice was born July 24, 1926, in Chadwick, the daughter of Howard and Jennie (Miller) Mackey. She married the love of her life, Floyd Stiles, on Nov. 15, 1947, in Polo. They celebrated 59 years of wonderful marriage before his passing on Sept. 11, 2006. Alice was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon.
Alice was involved in her girls’ lives through the Girl Scouts, church youth groups and band parents.
Mom in your quiet and gentle … always attentive … way, you touched so many others. You always have been a loving mother and one who truly cares about others. You gave to others the rare gift of true listening and honest answers. Your smile and sparkling eyes would light up the room. Now your two girls will be your legacy, carrying on in this world where you had to leave off. Our love goes with you until we can be together again.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra Medlar of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Carolyn Brechon of Dixon; four grandchildren, Troy (Laura) Medlar, Ashley Wineman, Dan Brechon, and Brian Brechon; 10 great-grandchildren, Graham and Morgan Medlar, David, Autumn, and Sophia Wineman, Kelcy, Colin, Reagan, Hazel, and Stella Brechon.
Alice also was preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie Eggert and Dorothy Potter; as well as one brother, John Mackey.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Schweppe, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
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