Winifred Irvine Dilliard


August 13, 1924 - December 28, 2013

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Winifred Irvine Dilliard passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 9:09 am at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. She was 89 years old. She was born August 13, 1924 in Pawnee, IL. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Etta (Marion) Sawyer. Winnie met Robert H. Dilliard in 1941 in Shipman, IL. They were married on August 28, 1943 in Bunker Hill, IL. She attended Bunker Hill United Methodist Church for many years. She was also an active member of the Eastern Star before she and Bob moved to Collinsville, IL in 1975. Winnie worked at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the registration office. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Robert; two sons, Terry (Beverly) Dilliard and Kevin (Julie) Dilliard; four granddaughters, Holly (Paul) Hamby, Abby (Aaron) Dirksmeyer, Kaitlin Dilliard and Erin Dilliard; four great grandchildren, Alec and Alexia Hamby and Landon and Kerrigan Dirksmeyer. She also leaved behind much loved nieces and nephews. She touched the lived of many and had numerous friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Fran Dilliard, six sisters; Lois Pennington, Martha Moomaw, Helen Morrow, Ruth Show, Margaret Gerdt and Ollie Ballwin. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation from 4 to 6 pm on Monday, December 30, at Kravanya Funeral Home at 875 S Washington St, Bunker Hill, IL 62014. A funeral service will be held after the visitation. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association in memory of her daughter, Fran.