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Debra Sue (Porter) Dilley
July 3, 1955 ~ August 15, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Debra Sue "Debbie" Dilley, 68, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away on August 15, 2023, surrounded by the love of family.
Debbie was born on July 3, 1955, in Decatur, the daughter of Carl and Betty (Hott) Porter. She was a dedicated worker, serving as a dietitian for 32 years at various healthcare centers in the area. Known for her diligence and caring nature, she left a lasting impact on the lives of many of her patients and colleagues. She was a proud member of the United in Faith Church in Pana, where she was actively involved in several church activities, further exemplifying her commitment to service and community.
Debbie was not just a loving family woman but also a dear friend to many. Her care and concern for others were evident in her everyday actions, always ensuring those around her were well taken care of. She had a fondness for sitting by Lake Shelbyville with her favorite canine companion, Max. Together they would enjoy a hamburger, basking in the peaceful ambiance of the lake. Debbie also had a penchant for working puzzles and crocheting, activities that brought her much joy and relaxation.
She was a devoted mother to her son, Aaron Porter (Heidi), of Henton, and stepsons Billy and Michael Dilley, both of Tower Hill. She was a cherished grandmother to her 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her siblings, Marsha (Russell) Rinderer of Trenton, Nancy (Kenny) Sudbring of Highland, Sandra Porter of Carlye, and Terry (Janice) Porter of Neoga, held her in the highest regard, as did her many nieces and nephews. Debbie was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband of 30 years, Leonard "Gene" Dilley; brother, Carl Wesley Porter, Jr., and nephew, Christopher Porter.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023, in Tower Hill Cemetery with Pastor Leon Goff officiating. Memorials may be made to the family and mailed to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 W. Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family.
Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.