The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

June 18, 2013

Lucille Nolley Dillon

MONTGOMERY — Lucille Nolley Dillon, 76, died at 3:02 p.m. Saturday at Select Hospital in Evansville after a brief illness.

Born Sept. 30, 1935, in Daviess, she was the daughter of Arlan V. and Essie (Hardesty) Nolley. She graduated from Montgomery High School in 1953 and retired as a bookkeeper from McDonald Chevrolet in Washington after 43 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Steven Dillon. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Nina Dillon of Montgomery; a sister, Jeanette Del Vechio of Crawfordsville; a nice, Mrs. Gary (Jennifer) Lindberg of St. Paul; and great nephews and niece Alex, Clare, Jonas, Dominic and Xavier Lindberg.

Dillon was involved in numerous organizations and events throughout Daviess County. She tirelessly spent most of her life promoting tourism in Daviess County, inviting people to her home area that she was very proud of.

She began the Amish Quilt Auction 25 years ago. It has draws 2,500 people annually from across the nation and some foreign countries to Daviess County to buy what Dillon called “the best quilts in the world.” Those same quilts were showcased in the International Quilt Show that drew 30,000 quilt lovers, according to news reports.

She owned and operated Dillon Tours that gave visitors to Daviess County a unique glimpse into the Amish lifestyle and also showcased what Daviess County had to offer.

Her unfailing dedication to tourism in Daviess County earned her the Lt. Governor’s Hoosier Hospitality Award in 2007. She was one of 22 honorees who earned the award for “individuals who go out of their way to make guests feel welcome during their stay in Indiana.” An award was also established in her name, the Dillon Tourism Award, given annually to someone in Daviess County who shows the same spirit and dedication to tourism.

She was a member of the homemakers club, Daughters of Isabella and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Montgomery. She also wrote a complete history of St. Peter’s Church and was involved in various ministries at the parish over the years.

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