THE MOTHER OF MRS. C. W.
PARKS DIES OF PARALYSIS
PIONEER LADY ANSWERS CALL
Mrs. S. H. Dillin, the mother of Mrs. C. W. Parks of this city, died at her home near Otwell, Pike County, Monday, March 3, 1919, of paralysis, having suffered a severe stroke Friday from which she never regained consciousness.
Hester A. Dillon, daughter of Benjamin and Eliza Dillon, was born on a farm near Grandview, Spencer County, Indiana, on February 26, 1851 and was aged 68 years and 7 days. Early in life she came with her parents to Dubois County, settling in the Bethel neighborhood, where she spent her childhood days and attended the public schools of the district. Later she chose teaching as her profession, and taught in the schools of Madison and Patoka townships.
September 16, 1873, she was united in marriage to S. Hugh Dillin. To this union were born nine children, four of whom – Charles Walter, Luella, Albert and Clarence - preceded her in death. Those living are: Samuel E. Dillin of Petersbrg; Benjamin F. Dillin of Washington; Fred T. Dillin of Otwell, Mrs. Alice Dillin Parks of Huntingburg, and Mrs. Clara Dillin Steward of Ireland.
Early in life, while living in Ireland, she professed faith in Christ and united with the M. E. church of that place, and of which church she has remained a faithful and consistent member until the end. Interested in the church, school and social life of the neighborhood in which she lived, her influence could always be counted on on the side of every moral or other influence which made for the uplift of the community. But her greatest talent was in the home and it is there that she will be most missed. The home and family absorbed her best thoughts and efforts and her time and talents were given unstintedly to her husband, children, and those who were included in the home circle, in later years extending her love to the grand children whom she embraced as her own. The home was her altar and she its ministering angel. Many who have enjoyed her hospitality will join the more immediate family in cherishing her memory and will call her name blessed.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Ireland M. E. church, Rev. Ralph O. Pierson, the minister, officiating, after which her body was laid to rest beside those of her deceased children in Shiloh cemetery.
Besides her husband and children she leaves eleven grand
children, one sister, Mrs. Ella D. Sweeney of Washington, Ind; one brother,
Samuel G. Dillon of Cameron, Missouri, other relatives and many friends to
mourn the death of a beloved one whose pilgrimage was closed at the age of 68
years and 7 days.
2009, Charlie Tredway and contributors.
Dubois County Time and Temp