CASEY —Mary E. Dillier, 95, of Casey, died Sunday (April 14, 2019) in Urbana after a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 22, 1924 in Martinsville, to Edgar and Nellie (Ennis) Fasig.
Mary spent all of her adult years in Casey, claiming it was the best place a person could live, trying to convince her children to stay close.
She married Walter Dillier in 1949 and together, they had six children.
She was preceded by her husband, Walt, in 1987; an infant son, Walter Lee; 18-month-old daughter, Joyce Ann; and 24-year-old son, Steven Lee.
She is survived by a daughter, Betsy (Max) Mitchell, Champaign; two sons, Mark (Mark Seei), Palm Springs, Calif.; and Joe (Halina), Bloomington; grandchildren, Erin Mitchell (Ryan Martinson), Champaign; Drew Mitchell, Casey; and Joseph Dillier, attending the University of Illinois in Champaign; and great-grandchildren Jules and Maddie, both of Champaign.
Mary enjoyed farm life and sponsoring a men’s softball team (Dillier Oil) for several years. She also funded a scholarship program at Lake Land College in Mattoon in her son Steven’s name, helping numerous local students attend college over the years. A proud lady, never telling her age until recently, “just let them wonder,” she would say.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Markwell Funeral Home in Casey. A private memoriam will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Casey VFW, 300 S. Central Ave., Casey, Ill., 62420.
“The only measure of your words and your worth, will be the love you leave behind when you’re gone, (Author, unknown.)”
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Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, is in charge of the arrangements.