Dillon, Phyllis

Written by David Green.

Phyllis Dillon, 75, of Morenci passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at the Bixby Medical Center in Adrian.  She was born on February 22, 1935, in Ameagle, West Virginia, the daughter of Cecil & Phyllis (Warton) Walker.  On November 24, 1952, in Beckley, West Virginia she married William "Bubby" Dillon.  He preceded her in death on April 25, 1990.

     Phyllis has been in Morenci for the past fifty two years where she attended the Morenci Church of The Nazarene.  She was formerly employed at Bancroft Cleaners in Morenci then at Fayette Tubular in Fayette, Ohio, until it closed.

     Survivor include a daughter, Marilyn (Ed) Hitt of Morenci; four granddaughters; six great grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; a brother, Cecil (Joan) Walker Jr. of West Virginia; and a sister in law, Ruby Walker of Morenci.

     Besides her husband, Bubby, Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Joe Dillon; and a brother, William Walker.

     Funeral service will be on Friday, August 6, 2010, at 2:00 PM at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Rev. Dennis Owens officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  There will be a visitation on Thursday from 2 until 8 PM.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.

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