Barbara Dillingham, age 77, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:30 P.M. January 12, 2019, at her residence. Barbara was a past member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She truly loved her husband, sons, and daughters-in-law and devoted her life to them. Barbara was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Per Barbara’s wishes, services will be held privately. Memorials may be made in Barbara’s honor to the American Cancer Society. Call Newell Funeral Home – Mount Vernon at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.
In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by her children, Scott Dillingham and wife, Jennifer of Mount Vernon and Steve Dillingham and wife, Kari of Waltonville; siblings, Gary L. Stevens and wife, Ilene of Bloomington and Helen J. Talbert of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
She was born May 6, 1941, in Fairfield, Illinois to the late Willis H. and Helen Mae (Daily) Stevens. Barbara married Donald Dillingham on August 17, 1962, in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 56 years of marriage. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Dale Talbert.