Barbara Jean Dillon
March 4, 1937 – February 3, 2020
Barbara Jean Dillon of Rockport, IN, ascended to the Lord on the afternoon of February 3, 2020, while surrounded by her family. She was born on March 4, 1937, in Louisville, Kentucky, and lived a full life.
Barbara left behind a large and loving family that will miss her. Barbara is survived by her three sons, Ronnie (Donna) of Alexandria, Virginia; Roby of Oviedo, Florida, and Matthew (Amber) of Evansville, and a daughter, Nola Dillon Jackson (Kim Monroe) of Peachtree Corners, Georgia; six grandchildren, Amanda, Stephanie, Zoe, Iva, Cash, and Reese; one great-grandchild, Sophia; her sweet sister Sally Standiford; 22 nieces and nephews; and 25 great-nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gillis Dillon; parents, Herman and Nola Magruder; and her granddaughter, Chandale Elizabeth Dillon.
Barbara was a college graduate with a degree in nursing. She began her working career as a nurse, but one career was not enough. Her second career was a florist. She loved flowers and started a flower shop, Gentry Quaint Shop, when she came to Rockport in 1972. She was very active in the Rockport Chamber of Commerce while Gentry Quaint Shop was in operation. Later in her career, she saw a need for hospice care in Spencer County and took up the mantle. She brought grace and comfort to all those with whom she came into contact. After her husband retired, she finally retired from working as a nurse and florist, but Barbara did not stop helping others.
Barbara was an active member of the Baker Chapel United Methodist Church. She played a significant role in rebuilding Baker Chapel following the tornado of 2005. She was well-known as the prayer warrior with a direct connection to God. She would often get calls to pray, and she never hesitated to pray for others. She loved the Lord, and everyone knew it. She could quote scripture with the best of them and did not hesitate to correct a preacher or two if their sermon was not on point.
Barbara was an avid reader. She had a subscription to just about every homemaker magazine that exists. She was an avid fan of HGTV and the Hallmark channel. She loved arts and crafts and made hundreds of ceramic figurines, especially Christmas themed items. She loved Christmas and had thousands of Christmas decorations that her children and husband “loved” to help her use to decorate the house. More than anything, Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, and friend.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 6, 2020, at Baker Chapel United Methodist Church, 3495 E. State Road 62, Boonville, IN 47601-9727, officiated by Pastor Randy Moore, with burial at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Rockport to follow. Friends may visit 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST, Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Baker Chapel United Methodist Church, 3495 E. State Road 62, Boonville, IN 47601-9727.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baker Chapel United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNewburghChapel.com.
- Ronnie Dillon (Donna), Son
- Roby Dillon, Son
- Matthew Dillon (Amber), Son
- Nola Dillon Jackson (Kim Monroe), Daughter
- Amanda, Grandchild
- Stephanie, Grandchild
- Zoe, Grandchild
- Iva, Grandchild
- Cash, Grandchild
- Reese, Grandchild
- Sophia, Great Grandchild
- Sally Standiford, Sister
- She also leaves 22 nieces and nephews and 25 great-nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.
- Visitation Wednesday, February 5, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, February 6, 2020
Barbara Jean Dillon
February 5, 2020
Barbara was always a kind and interesting person Remember her selling my florist vases and her Husband would Deliver them
My Deepest Sympathy to her Family
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