Myrtle Louise (Eggert) Dillon, 87 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Odessa Community of Christ, 515 S. 1st St., Odessa, MO, 64076. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the church. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Odessa Community of Christ or the Odessa Community Service Center. Memories of Myrtle and condolences for her family may be left at www.ralphojones.com
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Myrtle was born on January 29, 1931 in Dunn Center, North Dakota to Leonard and Cora (Adams) Eggert. She graduated in 1949 from Odessa High School in Odessa, MO. Myrtle then received her Teaching Certificate from Graceland College in Lamoni, IA. After college she taught in two separate one room school houses until they closed and then for the Mayview School Dist. for 5 years. On May 24, 1953 she married Hubert Dillon at the Odessa Community of Christ in Odessa. They were the first couple to be married in the church after construction was completed. In addition to being a member of the church, Myrtle was an Ordained Priest, Sunday School Teacher, Women’s Leader, Financial Officer and served many other roles within the church. Myrtle and Hubert owned and operated a dairy farm for many years and she was a Homemaker as well.
Survivors include five children, Karlene Harrison (John) of Mound City, MO, Wayne Dillon (Annette) of Odessa, MO, Annita Dillon-Bandy (Keith) of Mt. Pleasant, PA, Albretta Husik (David) of Wellington, FL and Roye Dillon (Cindie) Independence, MO; 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; two brothers, Glenn Eggert (Betty Lou) and Earl Eggert both of Odessa, MO; one sister, Irene Marasch of Manawa, Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Myrtle was preceded in death by a sister Betty O’Dell.