Beda Mary Dillon of St. James, Missouri was born June 7, 1919 near Vienna, Missouri to John and Mary (Bade) Honse and passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the age of 100 years.
She married Emmett Dillon March 30, 1946.
In her early teens she professed her faith in the Lord and was baptized into the Baptist Church, to which she was an active member all her life.
She was a member and past president of the Forest City Gardeners, a member and past president of the St. James Civic Club and a member of the Eastern Star.
Beda graduated from Southwest Baptist College. She taught rural schools in Maries and Phelps Counties and St. James R1.
She had an active and blessed life with her family and loved gardening, flowers, canning, cooking, and quilting.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett; son, Bruce; parents; five brothers, Clyde, Willard, Carl, Henry, and George Honse; and three sisters, Viola Tackett, Mamie Pointer and Dora Mixer.
She is survived by her son, Stanley Dillon of St. James, Missouri; three daughters, Debra Bullock of St. James, Missouri, Carol Flaim and husband Tony of St. James, Missouri and Janet Dillon of Fredrick, Maryland; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James Missouri with Rev. Douglas Lane officiating. Pianist was Jeanette Ashley and song leader was Rev. Stephen Brubaker.
Interment in the Dillon Cemetery in the Safe, Missouri.
Pallbearers were David Dillon, Andy Tisckos, Silvio Flaim, Kevin Schwalje, Eric Neuhaus and Josiah Crousore.
Arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home of St. James, Missouri.
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