Donna Jo (Dillman) Powell Best, 66, Crawfordsville, passed away at her residence on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 3:30 a.m.
She was born in Williamsport, Ind. on Sept. 24, 1954. She was the daughter of the late Ralph Leon and Thelma May (Crowder) Dillman.
Mrs. Dillman was raised in Rainsville and moved to Lafayette at the age of 14. She graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School in 1972. She later moved to Crawfordsville in 2015. She formerly worked at Purdue University from 1972 until 1995.
She enjoyed the outdoors, hunting mushrooms, fishing and camping. She especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and she knew no strangers as she was referred to as a “social butterfly”. She was formerly married to Joe Powell and Billy Best.
Survivors include her three children, Christina (Jason Davis) Best of Crawfordsville; Felicia Powell of Lafayette and Jason Powell of Tucson, Ariz.; her stepmother, Carolyn Dillman of Lafayette; five siblings, Debbie (Don) Crowell, Marcia Dillman, David Dillman, Brian (Mary) Dillman and Jennifer (Dan) Wood, all of Lafayette; and her five grandchildren, Maleek Hall, Remington Shahan, Jalicia Wright, Staica Wright and John McGwin.
Friends may call at the Maus Funeral Home, Attica, on Monday, April 19, 2021 from 5 p.m. until service time at 8 p.m., with Pastor Jerry Badgley officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Attica. Masks will be optional to family and friends attending the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.
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