John J. Dillon, 76, of Prairie Home passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.
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Visitation for John will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday May 3 at Davis Funeral Chapel with a Rosary recited at 5:30 p.m.. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Basil Eruo officiating. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
John Joseph Dillon was born December 21, 1939 in Shackelford, Mo. the son of John M. and Regina Lueckenhoff Dillon. John graduated from Mercy Academy in Marshall, Mo. He married Winifred Moore in Marshall, Mo on April 8, 1961. John put his love for God and his family first and foremost. He farmed in Cooper and Saline counties for all of his life. He was well-known for his Angus cattle and was a member of the American Angus Association. He and his wife found enjoyment traveling through several states to attend cattle sales and never coming home with an empty trailer. He was honored in 1999 by the Chamber of Commerce with the Livestock Producer of the Year award. As a hobby, he enjoyed gardening, just another way for John to spend quality time with and to be able to provide for his family. He also greatly enjoyed giving rides to the children and the elderly with his team of mules and could frequently be found at local parades. He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Mike Dillon and two sisters, Barbara Twenter and Mary Dillon. He is survived his children; John Michael (Bonnie) Dillon and Cheryl (John) Kempf both of Boonville, Carol (John) Griffin of Marshall, Bobbie Dillon of Nelson, Craig (Beth) Dillon of Tipton, and Christina (Travis) Overstreet of Prairie Home. He will be missed by his grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Edward Dillon of Topeka, Kans. and David Dillon of Marshall.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contribution be made to: S.S. Peter and Paul School.
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Published in Boonville Daily News from May 2 to May 9, 2016