OBITUARY

Jennifer Lynn (Modesitt) Dillard

July 16, 1968February 11, 2021
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Jennifer Lynn (Modesitt) Dillard, 52, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at home. She was born in Evansville, Indiana on July 16, 1968.

She was a member of the East Richland High School Class of 1986. She was extremely successful in school, graduating from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a Bachelor's Degree in Art in 1990 and Master of Science Degree in 1992. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and received numerous awards and honors. She was a proud member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority.

Jennifer and Doug married in Olney, Illinois on September 24, 1994. They both enjoyed pro baseball games and attended them together and/or with their daughters every year to celebrate her birthday. She was part entrepreneur, working with her parents in the restaurant and trucking business, and later with Doug at Papa Mike's Bar & Grill from 2000-2014. After moving to Evansville, she worked in management before landing at Marian's Hallmark. She loved working with people and their families and sentimental events in their lives. Jennifer also enjoyed watching movies, visiting with her dear friends and cooking for her family. She especially loved all the animals in her life.

Jennifer was preceded in death by her parents, Larry and Vickie Modesitt; brother, Jason Modesitt; father-in-law, Dale Dillard; brother-in-law, Wes Dillard; grandfather, Wilfred Seibert; grandmother, Lillian Wilson; step-grandfather, Ted Wilson; aunt, Diane Barker; foster grandparents, Herbert and Mildred Claridge; grandmother, Bettiejane Horton; and uncles, David Horton and Steve Modesitt.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Doug; daughters, Lauren (Austin) Dillard, Fort Collins, CO and Allison Dillard of Evansville; mother-in-law, Ann Dillard, Carbondale, IL; brother-in-law, Brad (Kathy) Dillard, Carterville, IL; nieces, Morgan (Zachary) Dillard, Belleville, IL; Kristen (Matthew) Dillard, Nashville, TN; grandfather, Lee Horton and his wife Judy, Evansville; aunts/uncles, Rosemary (Barry) Williams, Henderson, KY; Patty (Kirk) Reising, Evansville; Will (Dawn) Seibert, Biloxi, MS; Starnette (Allan) Kidd, Pekin, IN; David Seibert, Newburgh, IN; Fritz (Kathy) Modesitt, Brazil, IN; Glenn (Karen) Modesitt, Evansville; Brian (Caye) Horton, Greenville, IN; Karen (Rick) Anderson, Smyrna, GA; and Sonya (Chris) Kirwer, Dawn (David) Horton-Krack and Alyson Modesitt, all of Evansville. She will be fondly remembered by her many cousins.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Alexander Memorial Park Chapel. The service will be Livestreamed at www.Facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA. Her final resting place will be at Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710 or Another Chance for Animals, 2808 N. First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Doug Dillard, Husband
  • Lauren Dillard (Austin), Daughter
  • Allison Dillard, Daughter
  • Ann Dillard, Mother-in-law
  • Brad Dillard (Kathy), Brother-in-law
  • Morgan Dillard (Zachary), Niece
  • Kristen Dillard (Matthew), Niece
  • Lee Horton (Judy), Grandfather
  • Rosemary Williams (Barry), Aunt
  • Patty Reising (Kirk), Aunt
  • Will Seibert (Dawn), Uncle
  • Starnette Kidd (Allan), Aunt
  • David Seibert, Uncle
  • Fritz Modesitt (Kathy), Uncle
  • Glenn Modesitt (Karen), Uncle
  • Brian Anderson (Caye), Uncle
  • Karen Anderson (Rick), Aunt
  • Sonya Kirwer (Chris), Aunt
  • DawnHorton-Krack (David), Uncle
  • Alyson Modesitt, Aunt
  • Jennifer also leaves behind many cousins.

Services

  • Memorial Service at Alexander Memorial Park

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • The Funeral Service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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Beth Hough

February 20, 2021

So sorry to hear about Jennifer. Keeping your family and many friends in our prayers. Jennifer had a personality that you couldnt help but like..always laughing, smiling. You will never be forgotten.

Tracy Heropkie

February 20, 2021

Jennifer was my “pledge mom” in the AGD sorority. She really took on the role and was a true “mom” and friend to me. I can only imagine what a wonderful mother she became - and my heart goes out to her girls and To Doug. She was one of a kind and will be missed!

Deana Wease

February 18, 2021

My heart goes out to you and your family at this time of loss.

Gina MCPHERON

February 18, 2021

Such a great women and Friemd. Big heart full of laughter. And so much love to give. You our friend will be deeply missed. Doug and girls. We are so sorry for you lost. She will watch over you all. God blesd.

Debra Hoffner

February 18, 2021

I worked for Doug and Jennifer for several years. She was the best employer I have ever had. We did a Survivor special every Thursday night for a local man that was on one of the series. We had a lot of fun . I will never forget my time there and working for her and Doug. Thanks for the memories Jen. You have seen the face of Jesus now.

Jo & Randy Sollars

February 18, 2021

Our hearts go out to you & your girls, Doug. We have so many fond memories of Papa Mike’s. You & Jen were our first friends we made when we moved to Olney. We’re keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. Rest In Peace, Jen.

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