The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 9, 2012

Yolanda “Dolly” Acree


DANVILLE — Yolanda “Dolly” Acree, 78, of Danville, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at North Logan Health Care in Danville.

Yolanda was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Chester, Pa., the daughter of Salvatore and Rose (Fusco) Volpe.

She married Phillip Howie Sr. in 1956, and they later divorced in 1975. He survives.

She is survived by two sons, Phillip (Anita) Howie II of Danville and Dave (Heather) Howie, of Mount Holly Springs, Pa.; one daughter, Janice (Marc) Killion of Danville; two brothers, Johnny Volpe of Pennsylvania and Albert Volpe of California; one sister, Mary Archacki of Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren, Alicia, Kalie, Kelsey, Phillip III, Joshua, Tayler and Noah.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tony Volpe.

Yolanda loved visiting with friends at the Village Mall in Danville and taking care of her grandkids.

A celebration of Yolanda’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville, with Fr. Jack Flattery officiating. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. prior to the service. Entombment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park.

Memorials can be made in Yolanda’s name to St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

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