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1920 – 2007
Kathleen A. Creger Dillon, 86, of Quincy, IL formerly of Phoenix, AZ died Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at the Bickford Cottages in Quincy, IL.
She was born on August 28, 1920 in Kahoka, MO the daughter of Guy and Agnes Durkin Creger. She was united in marriage to David Dillon in 1977 in St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death on January 28, 1978.
Kathleen graduated from the Kahoka High School with the class of 1938.
During WW II, she was an Air Traffic Controller in the Dakotas and Washington D.C. .
After the war she resided in University City, MO, where she lived most of her life, she was employed as an Interior Designer, ASID, in St. Louis, MO, for over 40 years, retiring in 1992. During that time she also taught Interior Design at Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Following her retirement she moved to Phoenix, Arizona for 15 years and then to Quincy, IL for the last year.
She was of the Catholic faith and most recently a member of the St. Peters Catholic Church in Quincy, IL.
In her younger years she served as president of the St. Louis Women’s Junior League. She was also a longtime member and past president of the American Society of Interior Designers.
Kathleen loved to travel, Her trips included ,Cuba, Ireland to kiss the Blarney Stone and her last trip was to Scandanavia and St; Petersburg, Russia..
She is survived by two nephews, Michael Creger and his wife Jonni of Palmyra, MO, and Ron Creger of Kahoka, MO, three nieces, Linda Corbett-Malinak and her husband Ken of Peoria, AZ, Tony Murphy and her husband Tom of Brea, CA, and Candi Kirschner of Yorba Linda, CA.
Kathleen was also preceded in death two brothers, James Creger and Bob Creger.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the St. Michaels Catholic Church in Kahoka, MO with Father Paul Hartley officiating. Burial will be in the Kahoka Cemetery, Kahoka, MO.
Visitation will be held from 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with family meeting with friends at that time.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com.