Catherine A. Garlock "Kate" Dilts

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Catherine A. "Kate" Garlock Dilts, 78 , beloved wife and loving mother, met her Saviour Jesus Christ Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. Kate was born August 6,1936 at Lima, Ohio, the youngest of 12 children born to the late Alvin W. and Lenore Brice Garlock.

Kate attended Mt. St. Joseph University, was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church,

and the retired manager of Glad Tidings Christian Book Store.

Surviving are her husband Richard G. "Dick" Dilts. They married September 1, l956

at Lima Ohio. Also surviving her children Mary Kate Dilts Skaggs of Lucasville; Debra (Michael) Cottle of Wheelersburg; Dottie (Jeff) Devore of Jacksonville, Florida; Rick (Patti) Dilts of Worthington, Ohio; Jane (Lloyd) Turner of Chillicothe; John (Frances) Dilts of St John, Florida; James (Amy) Dilts of Pickerington; 18 grandchildren,9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Kate was preceded in death by six brothers Alvin "Bud" Garlock, Tom Garlock, Joseph Garlock, Jay Garlock, Mark Garlock, and Karl Garlock; five sisters Sister Beatrice Ann, Sister Maria "Beth", June Brinsfield, Margie Mox, and Martha Kuhlman. She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter Catherine Anne Devore and a son-in-law Joseph Skaggs.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:00A.M. at St Mary Catholic Church with The Rev. Adam Streitenberger officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at Melcher Funeral Home Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 5:00P.M. to 8:00P.M.Recitation of the Rosary will be 7:30 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or SOMC Hospice.

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Melcher Funeral Home
1417 Offnere St
Portsmouth, OH 45662
(740) 353-2808
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Published in The Daily Times from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2014