Evelyn C. Drees, age 88, of Trenton, passed away Monday, February 9 at her residence. A funeral mass of Christian burial for 88 year old Evelyn C. Drees will be Friday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.
She was born January 5, 1927 in Germantown Twp., IL to William and Wilhelmina (Deerhake) Usselmann: they preceded her in death.
She married Joseph H. Drees Jr. May 5, 1949 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese and he preceded her in death January 20, 1974.
Also preceded in death by a granddaughter Heather Boothby, grandson Eric Drees, sons-in-law Kerry McCallister, Kenneth Abbott, Sisters, Florence Usselmann, Dorothy Buller, Veronica Boehn, Margaret Timmermann, Mary Ann Usselmann, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Virgil Buller, Tom Ziegler, Andrew “Red” Drees, Paul Drees, Ruth Ann Lenzini, Dolores and Morris Draper, Judy and Wilmer Moss.
Surviving are her children Jeanette McCallister of Trenton, Dennis (Rita) Drees of Trenton, David Drees of Trenton, Susan (Mike) Macke of Breese, Charles Drees of Breese, Ralph (Terri) Drees of Trenton, Joyce Drees of Trenton, Janice Drees of Trenton, Carol Boothby of Trenton, Sharon (David) Thornton of Trenton.
24 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren
Brothers and Sisters, Raymond (Florence) Usselmann of Breese, Andrew “Bud” Usselmann of Breese, Julie (Sylvester) Hilmes of Breese, Irene Ziegler of Park Forest, IL.
Brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Florence Drees of Breese, Don Boehn of Florissant, MO, Nick Timmermann of St. Rose.
Evelyn was a homemaker and member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton.
Moss Funeral Home
105 South Main Street
Trenton, IL 62293