Marilyn Maxine (Day) Dillard, age 73 passed away Friday evening, December 2, 2011 at Homeview Health & Rehabilitation Center in Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin.
Marilyn was born March 2, 1938 in Union Township to the late Donald and Elsie (Baker) Day. She married James W. "Shorty" Dillard on June 16, 1967 in Wilbur. He preceded her in death on February 17, 2002 after 34 devoted years.
Marilyn was the loving mother of Debby K. (husband, Jimmy) Leonard of Bargersville, James Michael (wife, Amy) Dillard of Indianapolis & Donna D. (husband, Glenn) Burke of Franklin. She will be remembered by her grandchildren: Rusty, Shelsie, Bobby, Christine, Nicholas, Ashley, Elizabeth, Damien, Simon & Mateo; and four great grandchildren.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Warren Day.
She retired in 2008 as a Motor Route Carrier for the Indianapolis Star after 29 years of service. Prior to that, Marilyn held the same position for 10 years with the Daily Journal Newspaper in Franklin.
She was a member of theCalvary Baptist Church, VFW Post # 5864 and the Eagles Lodge #4132 all of Greenwood. She also was a member of the Bargersville Senior Center. Marilyn enjoyed playing euchre, bingo, and visiting the gambling boats & horse tracks. Marilyn was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the game show "Deal or No Deal". She also enjoyed listening to country and gospel music.
The Rev. Cleon Wright will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 am, Wednesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center,179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Marilyn to the Riley Children's Hospital Foundation, 50 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Expressions of kindness and caring can be made to the Dillard family at
Information: (812) 597-4670