Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

April 8, 2014

Esther Marie Dillman

Funeral services for Esther Marie Dillman, 89, will be held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Dr. Roy Spore officiating. She passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Pecan Point Memory Care, Sherman, Texas. Interment will be Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Hesston City Cemetery, Hesston, Kansas. Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Marie was born June 25, 1924, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Charles Ray Hays and Lois Gray Hays. She married Neal Baer Dillman, May 25, 1948 in Wichita, Kansas. They moved to Kermit, Texas, in 1949 where she gave birth to their three children. The family moved to Muleshoe, Texas in 1960 where she served as librarian for the Muleshoe ISD until her retirement. In 1990, she and her husband moved to Whitesboro to be closer to their grandchildren. She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Churches of Muleshoe, Whitesboro and Sherman and served on the board of the Whitesboro Public Library.

She was a 1942 graduate of Parker High School, Parker, Colo.; earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1946 from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, and a Master of Library Science degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Esther Marie is survived by her two sons, David Dillman of Sherman and Mark Dillman and wife, Lisa, of Corsicana; brother, Charles Ray Hays, Jr. and wife, Lois, of Ponca City, Oklahoma; granddaughter, Cassie Dillman of Tallahassee, Florida, and grandsons, Andrew Dillman and Ryan Dillman of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Ray Hays and Lois Gray Hays; husband of 52 years, Neal Baer Dillman, and daughter, Maribeth Dillman.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation for the caregivers at Pecan Point Memory Care and Guardian Healthcare of Sherman for their devotion and support.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Maribeth Dillman Memorial Scholarship Fund, Opportunity Plan, Inc., PO Box 1035, Canyon TX 79015, or to the charity of one’s choice.

To sign the online registry, please go to: www.meadorfuneralhome.com

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Ima Jean Turns Kattner Ima Jean Turns Kattner

    Jean Kattner, 87, of Copperas Cove passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Copperas Cove.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Merle Jensen Ronald Merle Jensen

    Ronald Merle Jensen, 70, of Hewitt, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at a local hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dora 'Velma' Whittenberg Dora 'Velma' Whittenberg

    Dora “Velma” Ward Whittenberg passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in Corsicana, Texas where she had made her home with her daughter.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loree Shaver Loree Shaver

    Loree Shaver, 63, of Powell passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marian Elizabeth Turner Marian Elizabeth Turner

     Marian Elizabeth Turner, 72, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • W. D. 'Jack' Owens W. D. 'Jack' Owens

    W.D. (Jack) Owens went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mae Lynn Gannon Mae Lynn Gannon

    Mae Lynn Gannon, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with her daughter Lisa by her side.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notices for 7-25-14

    Valli Rose Martin, 96, of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Trisun Care Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Emmie Jean Wardell Emmie Jean Wardell

    Emmie Jean Wardell, 66, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Mexia leaving behind her husband, Bert F. Wardell, Jr, many cousins and friends.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barry Snider Barry Snider

    Barry Snider, 65, of Fairfield passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo