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Dill Family Obituaries

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Arne H Trelvik


Clinton Dill, son of William and Eleanor S. Dill, was born near Mason February 16, 1860 and died at his home near Red Lion May 29, 1928, aged 68 years, three months and 13 days. He became a member of Red Lion M. E. church January 1925, and remained an interested member until death. He married to Ollie Southard June 27, 1907. There remains to mourn their loss the widow, one son, Earl Dill of Lebanon, one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Watkins, of Chillicothe, four grandchildren, one stepson, Clyde Southard, of Dayton, one brother, and four sisters.

Source: 7 Jun. 1928 clipping [Copied at the Warren County Genealogical Society – 1928 Pg 28]

Funeral Services for Clinton Dill, who passed away after a lingering illness at his home near Red Lion Tuesday evening, will be conducted at the late residence Friday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. J. H. Lamy officiating.
The deceased was 68 years old. He is survived by his widow, one son, Earl Dill, of Lebanon and one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Watkins of Chillicothe.

Source: Scrapbook owned by Wilbur Keever, Mason, OH

Jay G. Lamb
11 January 200

Eleanor S. Dill


Eleanor S. Dill was born October 31, 1833, and died November 17th, 1904, aged 71 years. January 29th. 1852 she was united in marriage to Wm. Dill. To this union ten children were born, seven of whom, with the aged father, are left to mourn the loss of a good and true woman. These are, Lafayette, Reuben, and Clinton Dill. Mrs. Rosa Keever, Miss Ella Dill, Mrs. Julia Casseday of Middletown, and Mrs. Mattie Frank, of Pontiac, Ill. Ten grandchildren, one being dead and nine living, and three great grandchildren all living. One brother, Reuben Hoff, and three sisters, Mrs. Bone, of Lebanon, Mrs. Stephen Bowyer, of Maineville, and Mrs. Phebe Bowyer, survive her.

A short time before her marriage the deceased united with the Christian church at Fellowship and for over fifty-two years lived a devout and consistent Christian life. A little more than two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Dill celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Sister Dill has lived her entire life within the bounds of this neighborhood, and her life has been of such a character that she became thoroughly identified with the best interests of the neighborhood in church fellowship and in social relations. We became so accustomed to see her in public gatherings, at church and in her home, that we apparently lost sight of the fact that sometime, or to her, an accident, or sickness of the body (torn) to suddenly lay aside (torn) (ta)bernacle of clay and take up her abode in the house not made with hands, the many mansions prepared for the children of God. So when the word came to us that she died on Thursday morning, November 17th, we were surprised. It was unexpected. Perhaps the coming of death will, more or less, be always unexpected. For we know not the day, nor the hour wherein the Master shall come. In fact, the best thing we can do, the only thing we can do, is to so live that we will be ready when the Bridegroom comes.

As a wife, Aunt Ellen was true to her husband. She was always interested in the upbuilding of the home and cheerfully did her part in sustaining it. No di(s)couragements, or trials, or disappointments, or afflictions, or fires could disturb their matrimonial relations, or weaken the sacred tie that bound them together for more than fifty years. As a mother, she was devoted to her children. She made the home a sanctuary for their comfort and rest. As one by one they went out into life to do for themselves they were always sure that in the old home circle they would receive a kindly welcome from mother. If misfortune or sickness or death met them in their own homes, they would always meet a mother with outspread arms and loving heart to make for them a refuge. And today these children and grand children rise up to call her blessed.

As a member of church, she was quiet and unassuming. She cheerfully did her part and was true and loyal to her church in its prosperity and decline. No one ever doubted but that her faith in Christ was to her an anchor of the soul.

Source: The Western Star 24 Nov 1904 [copied from original newspaper clipping]

Jay G. Lamb
11 January 2006

Mrs. Elsie B. Dill

residence: Lebanon, Ohio
died: 12 Jun 1970 at home
age: 64 years
huband: William Dill
children: Mrs. Phillys Howard, Miss Betty Dill, Charles, Dill
siblings: James Fox, Robert Fox, Mrs. Lucille Racz
Funeral: 15 Jun 1970 Oswald Funeral Home
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Mason, Ohio

Source: The Middletown Journal, Saturday, June 13, 1970

Vivian Combs Moon
26 January 2008


Lafayette Dill

Lafe Dill aged 81, a very highly respected citizen of Mason and a life long resident of Warren county, passed away at his home Sunday, December 2, at 4:30 a.m. Surviving relatives are his widow; one son Orville Dill, of Dayton; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Keever and Miss Ella Dill; and many other relatives, also a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted at the local M. E. Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial at Rose Hill cemetery.

Source: 6 Dec. 1934 newspaper [Copied at the Warren County Genealogical Society – 1934 Pg 25]

Services Tuesday For Lafayette Dill
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon for Lafayette Dill, 81, retired farmer and lifelong Warren countian (sic) whose death occurred Sunday at his home in Mason. Services, in charge of the Oswald Funeral Home of Lebanon and conducted by the Rev. C. R. Spangler, were held at the M. E. Church in Mason at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Source: 6 Dec. 1934 newspaper [Copied at the Warren County Genealogical Society – 1934 Pg 25]

Jay G. Lamb
11 January 2006


William Dill, second son of Alexander and Julia Hall Dill was born December 21, 1827 on the farm now occupied by John D. and Alexander Hoff, and died at his home near Mason August 14, 1915, aged 87 years, 8 months and 23 days, was married January 29, 1852 to Ellen S. Hoff. To this union were born five sons and five daughters, the wife, two sons and one daughter having preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves one brother, Mr. John Dill, of Iowa, three sons and four daughters, ten grand children and fifteen great grand children to mourn the loss of a devoted father and grandfather.

Cards of Thanks.
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to friends, neighbors, minister, singers, Masonic Order and undertaker for kindness and sympathy shown us in the loss of our beloved father William Dill.
Signed, Ella Dill.

Source: The Western Star 26 Aug 1915 [Transcribed by James C. Monfort and sent by him to Jay G. Lamb on Nov. 29, 1987]

Jay G. Lamb
11 January 2006

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