Friday, June 17th, 2011
Willard B. "Red" Dilbone, 93, of Mendon, died at 1:10 a.m. June 16, 2011, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born March 15, 1918, in Mercer County to Ray and Marie Pond Dilbone. On Dec. 25, 1951, he married Hollies Nolan, who survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Carole (Montie) McGillvary and Audrey (Stephan) Snyder, all of Mendon; seven grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Richard Clay; a daughter, Shirley McComb; three brothers, Forest, Harold and Karl Dilbone; a sister, Freda Thomas; and a grandson.
He was a retired farmer and had worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, St. Marys. He was a member of New Horizon Community Church, Rockford, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Cisco FuneralHome, Celina. Burial is at Mendon Cemetery where military rites will be conducted.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Condolences may be left at ciscofuneralhome.com.