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Ila A. (Harris) Stephenson

April 17, 1926 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 92)

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Ila A. Stephenson, 92, formerly of Milan, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Cumberland Trace, Plainfield, Ind.

Funeral services are 10:30 am Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan.  Burial is at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.  Visitation is 4 to 7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ila A. Harris was born Apr. 17, 1926 in Muscatine, Iowa, a daughter of Oscar and Addie Mae Prather Harris. She married John Vernon Stephenson on April 24, 1943 in Waukegan, Ill.  He died Jan. 15, 1985.

Ila loved her role as the homemaker for her family.  She loved being with her family and enjoyed traveling and music.

Survivors include her children, Debra (Terry) Kilgore, Martinsville, Ind., Paula Stephenson-Dyer, Indianapolis, Ind., Lonnie (Dawn) Stephenson, Monrovia, Md., Scott (Becky) Stephenson, The Villages, Fla., and Mindi Stephenson-Bower, Suffolk, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant children, John Vernon and Dawn Renee; sisters, Nettie Harmon and Evelyn Hahn; and brothers, William, Donald, Dale and Harry Harris.

Online condolences may be left at wheeanpressly.com.    

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April 16, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home & Crematory
201 4th Ave E.
Milan, IL 61264

Funeral Service
April 17, 2019

10:30 AM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home & Crematory
201 4th Ave E.
Milan, IL 61264


Rock Island National Cemetery
Bldg 118, Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61201


Alzheimer's Association
2208 E 52nd St,, Davenport IA 52807
Tel: 1-563-324-1022
Web: http://www.alz.org/greateriowa/

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

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