Edward Stuart Tillis

Tillis

Aug. 5, 1928 - Oct. 15, 2017

Edward Stuart Tillis, 89, passed away on Oct. 15, 2017 at Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence.

Edward was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Wheaton Ill. to J.L. and Grace (Lake) Tillis.  Edward attended school in Wheaton, Wheaton College, Western Montana College in Dillon, Mont. and San Jose State College.  Edward met and eventually married Dolores A. Davis, they were married Aug. 12, 1950 in Dillon Mont.  The couple eventually settled in Reedsport where Edward taught school for a number of years for the Reedsport School District.

Edward enjoyed reading and volunteering within the community.  He held memberships and participated in Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Patriarchs Militant Oregon, Encampment, AARP food pantry, Lower Umpqua Senior Center, United Presbyterian Church and the Covenant United Methodist Church.  He also served and was discharged honorably from the Illinois and Montana National Guard.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores and grandson Peter Schaaf.

He is survived by daughter, Geane Rickels (Lynn); son, Joseph Tillis (Leanna);, grandchildren, Andrew, Victoria, and Rebekah Schaaf and three great-grandchildren.

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Memorials are suggested to Lower Umpqua Hospital Foundation, 600 Ranch Road, Reedsport, Ore. 97467 or Oregon IOOF Educational Foundation, 3202 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland Ore. 97202-3458.

A memorial service is planned for Dec. 2, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Presbyterian Church, 2360 Longwood Drive, Reedsport.  Private family inurnment will follow at Reedsport Masonic Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dunes Memorial Chapel.  Leave a loving comment at www.theworldlink.com.

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