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Saturday November 13th, 2021

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Dolly Deanna "Dee" Deering

Dolly Deanna "Dee" Deering, age 78, of Stonefort, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, at 8:33am on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, while comforted by her loving family.

Dolly was born December 19, 1942 in Dexter, Missouri. She was the daughter of Clyde and Henrietta (Johnson) Phillips. She married the love of her life, Jack Deering on March 19, 1960 in Elgin, IL. Unfortunately Mr. Deering Passed away November 30, 1991, after 30 beautiful years of marriage.

Survivors include, her four children-Deborah (Keith) Hughes of Stonefort; Tony (Sherri Clark) Deering of Stonefort; Elizabeth Clark of Marion; Marty and Tracy Deering of Stonefort.

Grandchildren, Angie (Owen) Young of Stonefort
Kristy (Derek) Cole of Herrin
Julie (Jeremy) Baker of Marion
Jenny (Jason) Tanner of Marion
Jessica (Zac) Calvert of Marion
Erin Clark of Marion
Kody McPheron of Stonefort

Great-grandchildren, Christian, Hayden, Noah, Makayla, McCormick, Isaiah, Reese, Zoie, Scarlett, Beckett, Karaleigh, Koltyn, and Liam

Two sisters, Carolyn and Tony Iannone of Leesburg, FL
Joyce Leathers of Lake Of The Ozarks

As well as many nieces and nephews

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Henrietta (Johnson) Phillips; Husband Jack Deering, Sisters, Doris Stanfield and Junetta Simmons, Brothers, Arthur Phillips, Robert Phillips, and Gary Phillips; and her nephew, Christopher Cain.

Memorial services will be held at 11am on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Jerry Schell officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 10-11am on Saturday at Blue Funeral Home.

Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

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To Debbie, Tony. Marty, Liz, so sorry to hear about the lost of your mom. You guys will be in our thoughts and prayers!!! At least you know that mom and dad are together again!!! Dee was a fine lady and a wonderful mom and a great grandma!!!

Monty and Carol Stricklin Nov 12 2021 6:10 PM

Debbie,Tony, Marty, Liz. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother had great times at her house she was very special. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Bruce Mandrell Nov 10 2021 7:39 PM

Tony, Sherri and family: please accept my condolences of your Mother. Never easy to loose a parent but pray that God will give you comfort and peace!

Shelby Evrard Nov 10 2021 4:50 PM

Had a dream of Dee on Saturday night which was so good to talk to her I mentioned the dream to my daughter!! Found out a few days later that Dee had gone to be with our Heavenly Father!! I know she is so happy to see Jack and all her family that had gone on before her!!! Dee was my friend when we were very young going through struggles and storms of our lives together !! Dee was the most real person I have ever had in my life!! I learned so much from her!! She always was the one person I could count on to help me keep my young life on track!! She loved each and every single family member and friend with every fiber of her being but that never ever stopped her from telling any what they were doing wrong in their lives and fighting to get them where they needed to be!!! She was strong,proud,and loved deeper then most ever knew!!We spent 18 years close friends together most every day working hard for our families!!! Even though I hadnt seen her in years I often thought of her and remained loving her and I will forever!! Some of the best times of my life I spent with her!! God Bless you all and rest your hearts knowing each one of you were her life!!! Rest now my awesome friend I will see you soon!!

Carol Craig Nov 10 2021 1:20 PM

Rest in peace my dear friend. You will always be in my heart thank you for all the good memories. Love you always. Sondra Stone Dooley.

Sondra (Stone) Dooley Nov 9 2021 8:22 PM

so sorry for your loss y'all will be in my prayers

Brenda Davis Nutter Nov 9 2021 5:26 PM