LaDonna “Kate” Mattingly Dillon died August 19, 2017 at Pioneer Ridge Healthcare. She died peacefully after a long illness.
She was born on April 24, 1942 in Paris, IL to C. Francis and Aline Newman Mattingly. She and her husband Larry “Smitty” Dillon, who preceded her in death, later moved to Lawrence, KS. She spent many years working in the psychology department at KU, A job she loved and where she developed many friendships.
She is survived by her children Charlie (Michele) Dillon, Linda Dillon Nelsen and Laura Downs, siblings Anna Marie (John) Schertz, Bonnie Lou (Lance) McGrew, Paul (Kim) Mattingly; grandchildren Trisha (DJ) Flummerfelt, Adam Nelsen, Shelby Nelsen, Glenn (Heather) Brunner and Jason (Kelly) MacArthur; several nieces and nephews and great grandchildren.
Memorial service to be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 10, 2017 at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Aseracare Hospice or the Lawrence Humane Society which may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.