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E. Roena Dilts


KNOXVILLE-E. Roena Dilts, 89, Knoxville, formerly of Bushnell, died at 2:32 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Roena was born June 26, 1920, in Abingdon, the daughter of Frank and Audria (Simpson) Smith. She married Clifford Dilts. He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 2004.
She is survived by one son, Larry Dilts, and one daughter, Judy Fling, both of Englewood, Colo.; and a sister, Arlene Foster, Springfield; and eight grandchildren.
Roena had worked at the Rock Island Arsenal during World War II, the Blue Bell in Abingdon and Gale Products in Galesburg for many years.
Graveside services were held Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in Bushnell Cemetery.
Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg, was in charge of arrangements.
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