Marilyn L. Dillon

March 03, 1929 ‒ February 04, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Marilyn L. Dillon, age 90, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Marion General Hospital.

She was born on March 3, 1929, in New Lexington, to the late Clayton W. and Ethel M. (Kendrick) Allen. In 1947, Marilyn graduated from Cambridge High School.

In June of 1947, Marilyn married her high school sweetheart, Robert D. Dillon, in Cambridge, OH.

For 10 years, Marilyn was employed with Marion City Schools. After retiring she decided to become a homemaker for her family.

Marilyn enjoyed watching cooking shows and was a wonderful cook and baker. Her butterscotch pie was often a family favorite and she always started her recipes from scratch. Marilyn volunteered with the American Cancer Society and often donated to the local police, Wounded Warrior Project, and various other charities.

Family meant the world to Marilyn. She made many personal sacrifices to ensure her children’s needs were taken care of. Marilyn had an extra special bond with her grandson, Tyler, whom she helped raise. She was a woman who exemplified great values and morals to live life by and did so with a higher level of class. Marilyn loved others genuinely and was crazy about kids. Her one of a kind personality made her not only approachable, but also personable, and she will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband, Robert; children: Deedra Ramlow of Marion and Lori Hicks of Marion; grandson, Tyler Hicks of Marion; and a sister, Shirley Endly of Winter Haven, FL.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lynn Gay; brothers: Ralph and Arthur Allen; and sisters: Evelyn Evans and Nancy “Joan” Anderson.

A celebration of her life will be held graveside on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 10 AM, in Marion Cemetery with Rev. David Hoffman officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to have been chosen to serve Marilyn’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Bob , Deedra, Lori , I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Marilyn . I really enjoyed all the times Gary and I spent time with her in Cambridge. God has got another angel ! My prayers for the all of you in your time of loss.

  • To Lori and family,
    I am so so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She was a special lady and she will always be in your hearts I will keep you all in my prayers
    Laura Fleming and family❤️

  • Bob, Deedra and Lori:

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Marilyn. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Scott & Pam Patterson

  • Lori,
    We are so sorry for your lose. Paul and I have. lose both of our parents so we understand what you are going through right now. Prayers for you you and your family.

  • Bob, Dedra, Lori and Tyler, Am sending my sincere thought and prayers to you all . I am blessed to have become Marilyn s friend, all of your friend. Marilyn was a kind hearted lady and I will truly miss her.

  • Bob, Deedra & Lori,
    So sorry to hear about Marilyn. We have lots of fond memories with her and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jay & Brenda Allen

  • Bob, Deedra,Lori, I am very sad to hear of Marilyn’s passing. The wonderful friendship and love our families have shared through the years will always be cherished. With love and prayers, Ronnie

  • Bob, Deedra and Lori: So sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. She always showed unconditional love and friendship. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
    Shelley Marquis Murray

  • She was such a dear lady. I got to know her when her grandson Tyler rode my schoolbus several years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  • I am sorry for your loss. I just found out and I know that I am no longer a member of the family but I have memories of meeting her.