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John Robert Dillon

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John Robert Dillon, 73, of Hillsboro, passed away suddenly Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2009 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born Saturday, May 16, 1936, the son of Roscoe and Marie (Pauley) Dillon. He married Kathern Hart, who survives.

A U.S. Army National Guard of Ohio veteran, John served his country for 20 years. He was a lifetime member of the Hillsboro Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #1161 and the Southside Church of God. He had worked for GM for over 30 years and had also worked for Weastec Manufacturing for over 17 years.

In addition to his wife, other survivors include his children, Brian (Tami) Dillon of Hillsboro, Rick (Teresa) Edwards of Springfield, Lydia (Rick) Lovely of Hillsboro, and Missy Helterbrand of Hillsboro; his grandchildren, Misty, Jonda, Ashlee, Lil Ricky, Tessa, Schieena, Destinee, Jenna, Chelsea, Makayla, and JD; his great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Trina, Mason Chandlar, Stevie, Kiersten, Lanyneigh, Aubreah, Riley, and Reese; and his brothers and sisters, Ruth, Jane, Kate, Maryland, Deloris, Fransie, Wanda, and his sister-in-law Sara.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, John Bradley; granddaughter Tyffanie; two brothers, David and Junior; and his sister, Carolyne.

Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home, 138 East Main St., Hillsboro. The Hillsboro Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #1161 will have memorial services at 6:45 at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 at the Rhoads-Edgington Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Flowers officiating.

Interment will follow in the Hillsboro Cemetery, Hillsboro, Ohio, where the Highland County Honor Guard will accord full military honors.

Contributions may be made to the Special Olympics. For more information and to access the online register book, visit www.edgingtonfuneralhomes.com.[[In-content Ad]]

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