GAYNELL DEES Obituary – Sept. 14, 1932 – Feb. 12, 2020


Vivian Gaynell Dees, 87, of Medon passed away Feb. 12, 2020 at Forest Cove Nursing Home in Jackson. Funeral services were 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Pleasant Springs Methodist Church with Mary Beth Eberle officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Springs Cemetery. The family received friends at Pleasant Springs Methodist Church from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant Springs Methodist Church.
She was born Sept. 14, 1932 in the Deanburg community of Chester County, daughter of the late David Alonzo and Lydia Hopper Cleek. She grew up and attended school in Deanburg.
She married Thomas A. Dees in 1948. They made their home in Deanburg. Mr. Dees died in August of 1990.
She was a seamstress and had worked at Oakley Fashions in Jackson and then for MKD Mfg. at Enville.  
She loved flower and vegetable gardening, cooking and canning, quilting and animals. She was a member of the Family and Community Education Club in Deanburg and the Deanburg Community Club. She was a lifetime member of the Pleasant Springs Methodist Church.    
She is survived by a son, Thomas (Sandra Kay) Dees of Tresevant; one daughter, Norma (Bobby) Tulley of Medon; three grandchildren, David (Katie) Dees, Cory (Gina) Tulley and Chuck McLemore; four great-grandchildren, Abbie Tulley, Lola Tulley, Colt Dees and Lily Kate Dees; and two brothers, Jerry (Freda Ann) Cleek of Middleton and Gene Cleek of Deanburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas A. Dees; and a sister, Doris Cleek.