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Obituaries

Obituaries

LaVerne Eugene "Bud" Dillon 1920 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for LaVerne Eugene "Bud" Dillon, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Washington Creek Church. Burial will be in Washington Creek Cemetery in rural Douglas County.Mr. Dillon died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Richland, the son of Thomas Lloyd and Rosa Emma Turner Dillon. He graduated from Appanoose High School in Franklin County in 1939. Mr. Dillon was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He joined the Army in October of 1941 and served in the Coast Artillery in Panama for two years and for a year as an infantryman in the European Theater. He was honorably discharged in October of 1945. He was a cattleman and farmed in Pleasant Grove for 64 years with his wife. He married Thelma Louise Robbins on Dec. 31, 1943, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Judy Elliott, Lecompton, and Linda Madl, Merriam; a brother, Elvin "Babe," Baldwin City; three sisters, Letha Louk and Charlotte Ikenberry, both of Lawrence, and Emma Mae Crawford, Baldwin City; three grandchildren, Tracy Harmon, James Hazelet and Kelly Eggers; and five great-grandchildren, Cole and Jodie Hazelet, Brandon Elston, and Colton and Cayden Harmon. He was preceded in death by his firstborn grandson, Greg Dillon Smith.The family suggests memorials to Washington Creek Church, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Dillon.