Doris Eileen Brown Dill, 94, passed away following a lengthy illness, at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 in St. Anthony Healthcare, Lafayette.
She was born on June 13, 1924 in Jackson Township of Tippecanoe County and never moved away from her roots. Her parents, Charles and Iness Reeves Brown preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dill was a graduate of Jackson Township High School and remained on the family farm until her health failed. She married Chester Dill in Jackson Township on Sept. 3, 1942 and he preceded her in death. She loved her family, the farm life and living on ‘550’. She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, traveling and reading her Bible. She was active in the Jackson Heights United Methodist Church, Research Club, United Methodist Women, Extension Homemakers, American Simmental Association and the Maine Anjou Association.
Survivors include grandchildren Christine (Andy) Wise of rural Lafayette, Courtney Dill of Philadelphia, PA, Elizabeth (Adam) Stonecipher of rural Lafayette, Clint Thayer of rural Lafayette, Mandy (Phil) Keller of Zionsville; son-in-law Stan Thayer of rural Lafayette; daughter-in-law Colleen Dill of rural New Richmond; great-grandchldren Jack, Will and Avery Keller, Jackson Wise, Ainsley, Hadley and Easton Stonecipher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; a son, Charles ‘Chuck’ Dill; daughters Nancy Thayer and Bonnie Jean Dill; and great-grandson Zac Wise.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate with Pastors Jerry Miller and Duane Mycroft officiating. Burial will follow in West Point Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects an hour prior to service.
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