Lillian Dildine Kimes, daughter of the late Sam B., Sr. and Dillie Mae Fuwell Dildine, was born in Wynne, Arkansas on March 20, 1929, and passed away at the Woodland Hills Nursing Center in Marble Hill, Missouri on January 26, 2014, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 6 days.
She had spent 22 years in Hidalgo County, Texas where she owned and operated The Bootery western store for twenty years. She also worked for Sheppard's Engineering in St. Louis and had been manager of The Cloverleaf Restaurant in Greenville. She returned to Southeast Missouri in 1992 and was living in Marble Hill. She attended the Lakeland Assembly of God Church near Wappapello.
On July 13, 1945, she was married to Robert Dildine in Blytheville, Arkansas. He preceded her in death in 1980. She later married Bill Kimes, he preceded her in death in 1990.
Surviving are three sons, Larry Dildine of St. Louis, Ronald Dildine of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Andy Dildine of Hiram; three daughters, Diana Cook of Greenville, Carla Groves of Wappapello, Donna Greer of Marble Hill; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Dildine of Clarkton, Melvin Dildine of Patterson; three sisters, Ella M. Jost of Marble Hill, Linda Thurston of McAllen, Texas, and Carolyn Dildine of Jackson, Georgia. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Gary W. Dildine; three brothers, Sam Jr., Grover and Darlis; and two sisters, Connie Rosenberg and Delphine Goforth.
Friends may visit on Saturday, February 1, 2014, after 10:00 a.m. at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Clubb, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Clubb, Missouri with Pastor Arvin Haynes of Wappapello, Missouri officiating.
Interment with be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Hiram, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.