USAO News Bureau

DILLARD, Kathryn (Hayes)

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Kathryn Dillard, 82, formerly of Sioux City died Saturday, June 26, 2004, at Mechanicsville Nursing and Rehab Center in Mechanicsville, Iowa.


Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday July 2nd at St. James United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Bernie Colorado officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, formerly Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.

 

Kathryn was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Sioux City to William D. and Georginia Hayes. She attended Central High School before graduating from high school in Oklahoma City, Okla. She attended the Oklahoma College for Women for two years.


She married Ralph Dillard in 1943 at San Antonio, Texas. She returned to Sioux City in 1957 and worked as a secretary and receptionist until retirement in 1987. Kathryn was the friendly face greeting patients of Dr. W.C. Boden and later, patients of Dr. Cecil Cunningham. She also worked part-time at Sears after retiring.


She was a member of First Baptist Church and later St. James. She enjoyed activities with her friends in the Miercoles Club, the Floyd Park Women's Golf Association and the Maple Heights bingo.


Survivors include her son, Denver and his wife, Carol of Mount Vernon, Iowa; her grandchildren, Sarah Miller and her husband, Andrew of Nashville, Tenn. and John of Carbondale, Ill.; cousins, Joe Hedeen of Cape Coral, Fla. and Martha Haskell of Sioux City; and a loving niece, Barbara Fulton of Bethany, Okla.


She was preceded in death by her parents; an aunt, Clara Hanson; two brothers, William and Lawrence; and a grandson, Thomas Dillard.