Betty Dean Dillow, 84

February 28, 2013

1C51E456-DCA5-A421-C109721B5A7BA622 (1)Betty Dean Dillow, 84 of Lexington Park died Feb. 25 in Hospice House of St. Mary’s Callaway. Born May 21, 1928 in Leonardtown, she was the daughter of the late Mervell Miller and Ann Leola Callis Dean.

Betty is survived by her husband Joseph Alfred Dillow, III, whom she married on June 25, 1949 in Holy Face Catholic Church. Betty is also survived by her children; Mervell Michael Dillow of Hollywood, Mark Gregory Dillow, and Joanne Marie Dillow both of Lexington Park, and 4 grandchildren; Michael Sean Dillow of Waldorf, Brandon Miller Dillow, Jenifer Marie Dillow and Auston Matthew Dillow all of Lexington Park.

Mrs. Dillow graduated from Great Mills High School in 1945, and attended Western Maryland College. Betty was a Teacher for the Public School System. She enjoyed tennis, reading, travel, and spending time with her grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prayers recited at 7 p.m. in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home, Leonardtown, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John’s Catholic Church, Hollywood, MD with Father Ray Schmidt officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be; Michael Dillow, Dale Tarleton, Michael Sean Dillow, Brandon Dillow, Austin Dillow, and Thomas “Mickey” Dillow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 and/or St. John’s Revitalization Fund 43950 St. John’s Rd., Hollywood, MD 20636

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