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Odessa Lee Dillon

Odessa Lee Dillon, 68, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 16, 2017, at her home. She was born in Columbus on May 1, 1949 to the late Cherie (Taylor) Gilmore. Odessa married Lawrence I. Dillon Jr. on September 1, 1968 in Columbus and he preceded her in death on October 11, 2011. She was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law Ralph, Homer, Clayton, Donald, and James Dillon.

Odessa worked for Super 8 Bellefontaine for the last 10 years. She loved her family and all of her friends and co-workers. Odessa loved KFC, doing her fill-in puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never closed the door to someone in need; Odessa had an open heart and home to countless friends and family.

Odessa is survived by her daughter Felisha (Clint) May; sons Lawrence (Tamara) Dillon III and David Dillon, all of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren: Christina, Bridget, and Shelbi Dillon, Layla and Zavier May, and Christopher O’Brien; great-grandchildren: Heaven Shields and Isaiah Neighoff; an aunt Mary Huffman of Columbus; sister Cherie Gilmore of Columbus; brothers: Mike (Gwen) Hand, George Hand, Daniel (Tammy) Gilmore, David Gilmore, Ralph Gilmore, William (Carol) Gilmore, and Adam Gilmore, all of Columbus; several sisters and brothers-in-law; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 4-6pm.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.

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