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Shirley Joan Dillman, 79, Plymouth, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Wampler's Senior Living Facility in Bourbon.
Born Sept. 1, 1938, in Wheeling, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Ellen (Michaels) Trapp. On May 18, 1958 in Twelve Mile, she married her husband of 60 years, Carl "Ed" Dillman, who survives.
Shirley was a homemaker. She loved serving and loving her family. Shirley maintained many lifelong friendships and enjoyed square dancing, listening to music, traveling and spending time on the family farm in Twelve Mile with her husband.
Surviving, along with her husband "Ed," are three sons, Jeff (Debbie) Dillman, Pewaukee, Wisconsin; Bradley Dillman, Plymouth; and Mark (Rose) Dillman, Tippecanoe; daughter, Pam (Jim) Johnson, Argos; seven grandchildren, Casey Johnson, Matthew (Lisa) Dillman, Michael (Katelyn) Dillman, Teel Dillman, Dane Dillman, Dirk Dillman, and Megan Dillman; great-granddaughters, Riley Dillman and Emily Jo Dillman; and three brothers, Cecil (Norma) Trapp, Logansport; Max (Rhonda) Trapp, Logansport; and Merideth "Butch" Trapp, Rochester.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Trapp, and four sisters, Barb Powers, Margaret Henry, Vivian Trapp and Janis Trapp.
A celebration of life will be at noon Friday, Feb. 9, in the Corinth Brethren Church in Twelve Mile with Chaplain Ben Pippen officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Brethren Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Gundrum Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the funeral service Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shirley Dillman Memorial Fund which will be used towards Alzheimer's research and care facilities of Alzheimer's patients.
Published on February 6, 2018
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