We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bass-Patton-Dean Funeral Home
Emma Ellen Cress, 91, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 5:50 p.m. at her residence. Cremation rites were accorded and no services are planned at this time.
Mrs. Cress was born on May 23, 1930, in Montgomery County, IL , to the late Evan and Mae (Simpson) Titsworth. She was a 1948 Graduate of Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, IL. She married Jack Cress on October 13, 1951 in Champaign, IL. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2011. Mrs. Cress had worked as the Head Librarian at the Hillsboro Public Library in Hillsboro, IL. She lived in Montgomery County most of her life. She did live in Chicago, IL and California for short times while her husband, Jack, was in the service. Mrs. Cress loved spending time with her family, doing needle point and gardening.
Mrs. Cress is survived by her children, Max (wife, Kimberley) Cress of Hillsboro, IL, Carl (wife, Cheryl) Cress of Hillsboro, IL and Bruce (wife, Betty) Cress of Sun City West, AZ; six grandchildren, Jason Cress, Zack Cress, Mollie Bauer, Abby Cress, Melanie Irvine, and Adam Cress; six great-grandchildren, Chloe Irvine, Emily Irvine, Anna Cress, Jack Cress, Logan Cress and Reid Cress; and one great-great-grandchild, Lucy Bauer. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Cress was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Titsworth and her sister, Wilma Hefley.
Memorials are suggested to Friends of Hillsboro Public Library, P.O. Box 51, Hillsboro, IL 62049 or Oak Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 392, Hillsboro, IL 62049.