Perry A. Dillow

<p align="justify">Perry A. Dillow, 92, of Iola, Kansas, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Guest Home Estates in Iola.

Perry was born April 22, 1918, on a farm near Mill Creek, Illinois, the son of George and Clara (Combs) Dillow. He grew up in Illinois and graduated from Dongola High School.

On May 31, 1936, Perry married Mildred Dillow at Cairo, Illinois. They made their home in Illinois. He worked on the farm for a few years before going to work for the railroad. Perry worked as a section hand, then as a brakeman, and finally as a conductor. In 1953, he began working for Argone National Laboratory near Chicago. He retired in 1980 and moved to Iola, in 1985. Mildred preceded him in death on October 24, 2007.

He was a charter member and helped constitute a Southern Baptist church at Plainfield, Illinois. The church in now a growing, spiritual institution named Fellowship Baptist Church.

Perry served with the United States Army during World War II.

SURVIVORS:

His Son: Howard Dillow & wife, Cheryl of Iola, KS

2 Half-Brothers: Gerald Dillow of Fairfield Heights, IL, and Larry Dillow of Anna, IL

2 Sisters: Virginia Stubbs of Denham Springs, LA, and Nedadeen LaGrone of Coaling, AL

3 Grandsons: Stephen Dillow of Kansas City, MO, Brian Dillow & wife, Lacy of Humboldt, KS and Michael Dillow of Iola, KS

5 Great Grandchildren: Megan Dillow of Iola, KS, Gavin Dillow of Yates Center, KS, Logan, Gracie and Morgan Dillow of Humboldt, KS

VISITATION: 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Iola

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Iola. Pastor Mike Quinn will officiate.

BURIAL: Highland Cemetery, Iola, KS

MEMORIAL: First Baptist Church

Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences for the family may be left on this website, <a href="http://www.iolafuneral.com">www.iolafuneral.com</a>.


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