Dorothy Dillow

Dorothy Dillow

Dorothy Dillow, 83, of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. 

She was born on April 22, 1940, in McClure, the daughter of Raymond Guy and Louise Darnell Hazel. 

She married Robert Gene “Bob” Dillow on Aug. 22, 1958, in Ware. They shared 62 years of marriage before his passing on Nov. 27, 2020.

Mrs. Dillow is survived by her sons, Robert Jr. (Johnna) Dillow of Titusville, Fla., and Kevin (Tracy) Dillow of Melbourne; grandchildren Joni (Travis) Geske, Ginny Marks, Sarah (Landon) Combs and Beth Otto; great-grandchildren Sabrina Geske, Charlie and Bowen Combs; a sister, Tess Ford of De Soto; brothers Archie (Kathy) Hazel of Jonesboro, Les (Charlene) Hazel of Wentzville, Mo., and Gary (Pat) Ramshaw of Kansas City, Mo.; dear friend Margaret Williams of Jonesboro; other extended family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob Dillow; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Faron Guy Hazel.

She was retired from the City of Jonesboro, working many years as a bookkeeper. 

Getting together with her friends was always a good time; she was active in the Pinochle Card Club for over 50 years. She enjoyed bingo and fellowship during lunch at the Sunshine Inn. 

Dorothy and Bob traveled extensively throughout the years, living in numerous places during his time in the Army. Family was always important to Dorothy, and she adored spending time with her grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Anna Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment immediately followed. 

Memorials can be made to the Sunshine Inn Senior Center.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

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