Allen — Graveside services for Donna Jean Dale, 77, of Allen are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Allen Cemetery. The Rev. Chad Kaminski will officiate. Friends and family may call at the Allen Chapel from 3 p.m. today until service time.
Mrs. Dale died Saturday, March 29, 2014, at her home. She was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Crane Creek Township, Mason County, Ill., to Roy and Nelda Marie Williams Justice. She attended high school in Kilbourne, Ill.
She married Clyde Alfred Dale on July 18, 1954. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2012. Mrs. Dale worked and retired from the head start program in Creve Coeur, Ill. After her retirement, she and her husband moved to Oklahoma. She was a member of the Allen First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Jean Pitts of Allen; a son, Clyde Dwayne Dale and wife, Kim, of Atoka; three grandchildren, Jacob Pitts, Allen, Trista Aultman and husband, Alex, Ada, and Kaylee Heck and husband, Chase, of Ada; two great-grandchildren, Evison Catron, Ada, and Kamden Heck of Ada; two sisters, Marjorie Stockham of Pekin, Ill., and Shirley Ann Justice of Lincoln, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; eight brothers, Robert E. Justice, Roy Gaylan Justice, Wilbur E. Justice, Jerry Justice, John Justice, Guy Justice, Harold Justice and an infant brother; and two sisters, Mildred Haggerty and Wanda Snyder.
Bearers will be Bobby Linker, Doug Peay, Alan Pruitt, John Cook, Chase Heck and Alex Aultman. Honorary bearers will be Wilbur Justice Jr., Randy Stockham and Jacob Pitts.