Obituary – George Robert Dillow

George Robert Dillow

September 10, 1931 – February 11, 2021
Age: 89
Residence: Bolivar, MO
Formerly of: Roxanna, IL

George Robert Dillow, age 89 of Bolivar, MO, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Springfield, MO.  He was born September 1, 1931, in Roxana, IL, to Lemuel and Rosella (Vahle) Dillow.  He graduated from Roxanna High School the Class of 1950.  He is a US Navy Korean War veteran.  He was united in marriage to Patty Diveley January 1, 1952, and to this union two children were born.

          George’s occupation was a truck driver and traveled all over the country.  When he retired in 1994 he and Patty then continued traveling in their motorhome getting to see new places, staying for as long as they wanted, and met many new friends.  The corps of army engineer’s parks was the favorite places to stay, and where they found themselves volunteering at many times.

          George is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Russell Dillow.

          He survived by his wife of 69 years Patty of the home; his two children: George Ricky Dillow (Kathleen) of Phelan, CA, and Valerie Evans (Linda) of Spring Creek, NV; three grandchildren: Trenton Dillow of Cecila, KY, Stephen Wells (Sarah) of Upland, CA, and Vanessa Shendrick of Spring Creek, NV; five great grandchildren: Kyle, Zachary, Lydia, Kate, and Addison; a niece Jane Lee; a nephew Bill Dillow; as well as other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

          According to George’s wishes his body will be cremated and laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery Riverside, CA, at a later date in the spring time.  Online condolences may be made at: Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel Bolivar, MO.



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