Dorothy Louise Dillon1927 - 2009 (81 years)
Name Dorothy Louise Dillon Nickname Dot Birth 4 Jul 1927 Wilmot, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Gender Female Education Louisiana State University BA Education Northeast Louisiana University MA, Home Economics Occupation Home Economist LSU's Extension Service Occupation Teacher Morehouse Parish School System Residence 1977 Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Death 19 Mar 2009 Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA
- Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Dillon Whitten, 81, of Monroe will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Parkview Baptist Church, Monroe, LA with Rev. Terry Barnes officiating. Interment will follow at Serenity Gardens, West Monroe, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. Dorothy, a long time member of Parkview Baptist Church, was born on July 4, 1927 in Wilmot, AR and died March 19, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Hawkins Dillon and Mary Elizabeth (Mae) McKoin Dillon; by her brothers, William Hawkins Dillon, Jr. and Thomas Polk Dillon; and her beloved husband, Rodolph Conrad Whitten. Dorothy was reared in the farming community of Wilmot, AR. She was part of a loving family which exemplified the finest traits of the "Greatest Generation." From her parents, Hawkins and Mae, she learned of the love of Jesus Christ. She passed the love of her Savior on to her children and grandchildren. Dorothy received her undergraduate degree from LSU and a master's degree in Home Economics from Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM). Early in her career, she worked as a Home Economist of LSU's Extension Service. Later, she was a teacher with the Morehouse Parish School System. Her most significant work was as a homemaker for her family. Kind and gentle in nature describes our beloved Dorothy. She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, and mother. Her favorite role was as grandmomma. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Grace and Bob Bozeman of Monroe and Connie and Benny Chelette of West Monroe; son, William Conrad Whitten of Dallas, TX; three granddaughters: Heather Bozeman, Molly Bozeman, and Morgan Chelette; brother and sister-in-law: Jimmy Dean and Norma Dillon of Baton Rouge, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Greg Green, Dr. Matt George, and Southern Care Hospice (Ellie Ferguson, R.N., Angela Short, R.N., and Marilyn Withers, L.P.N.) for their extraordinary care and compassion. During her last illness, Dorothy was also tenderly cared for by Carrie Edwards, Mary January, and Vanessa Moore. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Parkview Baptist Church, 1001 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe, LA 71201, The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 56244, The Alzheimer's Association of Northeast LA, 513 Walnut Street, Monroe, LA 71201, or the charity of your choice.
Burial 21 Mar 2009 Kilpatrick's Serenity Gardens, West Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA Rodolph Conrad & Dorothy Louise (Dillon) Whitten.
Dorothy was the daughter of William Hawkins & Mary Elizabeth (McKoin) Dillon. Rodolph was the son of Joseph Godfrey & Gracie Allene (Dunn) Whitten.
Person ID I6078 My Genealogy Last Modified 30 May 2022
Father William Hawkins Dillon, Sr., b. ca 1907, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA d. 24 Apr 1994, Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA (Age 87 years) Mother Mary Elizabeth McKoin, b. ca 1910 d. 20 May 1977, Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA (Age 67 years) Marriage Bef 1925 Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Family ID F2361 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Rodolph Conrad Whitten, b. 9 Jun 1922, Caldwell Par, Louisiana, USA d. 8 Jun 2004, Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA (Age 81 years) Children 1. Mary Grace Whitten, b. 5 Feb 1959, Monroe, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA d. 6 Jan 2020, Ouachita Par, Louisiana, USA (Age 60 years) 2. Connie Whitten 3. William Conrad Whitten Family ID F2664 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 23 Oct 2016
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