Dorothy Marie Lilley, 91, devoted wife, loving mother, grandma and friend, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Countryside Continuing Care Center. She was born on March 24, 1924 in Wichita Falls, TX to John and Lylette (James) Neal.
Dorothy graduated from Wichita Falls High School on June 1, 1943. She married Everett Victor Lilley on May 31, 1943 in Wichita Falls and he preceded her in death on January 9, 1972. She worked at the St. Bernadine Home for many years until she retired. She then was a Nanny for several families in Fremont. Dorothy was a member of Fremont Baptist Temple, taught Sunday school and was a Cub Scout leader.
She loved her family very much and would do her best for them and everyone she met. Dorothy would say “I am never alone. I have Jesus.” She loved reading, especially her Bible and would write inspirational spiritual writings. She enjoyed biking when she was able, trees, flowers, animals and nature. Dorothy loved her pet kitties. Dorothy was a seamstress, and enjoyed embroidering, wallpapering, painting, baking and canning. She even cleaned fish. Dorothy was truly a Jenny of all trades with a lot of talent. Dorothy is with Jesus Christ now. Her favorite Psalm was Psalm 23.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Carole Sue Lilley Alvey, Marana, AZ, Everett Gregory (Sandy Louise Good) Lilley, Fremont, OH, Teri Marie Lilley (Mike Joseph) Dickman, Clyde, OH, Rebecca Ann Lilley Lewis, Fremont, OH; ten grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Victor Lilley; daughter, Kitty Marie Lilley; sister, Louise W. (Finn) Thomas and son-in-law, Walter “Pete” Alvey.
Visitation: Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Friday, November 20, 2015; 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor James Belcher officiating.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont
Memorials: To the family c/o Everett G. Lilley
Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com