Alice Arlene Stiles, 91, of Dixon, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Rockford, IL.
She worked for the Dixon State School from 1964-1971, then as a case worker for the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid for 12 years prior to her retirement in 1983.
Alice was born July 24, 1926 in Chadwick, IL, the daughter of Howard and Jennie (Miller) Mackey. She married the love of her life, Floyd Stiles, on November 15, 1947 in Polo, IL. They celebrated 59 years of wonderful marriage before his passing on September 11, 2006. Alice was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 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 have always 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, OH, and Carolyn Brechon of Dixon; four grandchildren, Troy (Laura) Medlar, Ashley Wineman, Dan Brechon, Brian Brechon; ten great grandchildren, Graham and Morgan Medlar, David, Autumn, and Sophia Wineman, Kelcy, Colin, Reagan, Hazel, and Stella Brechon.
Alice was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bessie Eggert and Dorothy Potter as well as one brother, John Mackey.
Visitation will be 4-7:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the funeral home, with Rev. David Schweppe, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com