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Mary “Madelyn” (Robey) Dillon, born to Claude and Mary Robey, March 29, 1939, of Zionsville, was called home to fly with the angels on Oct. 3, 2014.. She was 75 years young.. Mary was raised in Zionsville and graduated salutatorian of her Zionsville Community High School 1957 class. She went on to marry Paul Dillon that same year but divorced in 1977. She never remarried as she was happily independent.. They say girls are made of sugar and spice, and if you ask her family and friends, they will tell you that Mary received an extra dose of sugar. She was kind, compassionate, caring, and giving. She loved spending time with her family, fishing, crafting, reading, and she enjoyed playing at the casino from time to time. She also enjoyed the time she spent living in Florida, Texas, Arizona, California, and Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico; but Zionsville was always in her heart, and she returned to Indiana in 1994.. Mary is survived by her children, Robert “Bob” Dillon, of Bloomington, and Julie (Roger) Smith, of Lebanon; grandchildren, Paul Smith, of North Hollywood, Calif., Melissa (Lindsay) Williams-Smith, of Indianapolis, Ashley Dillon, of Bloomington, and Bobby Dillon, of Bloomington; siblings, Rosalie (Paul) Bortlein, of Indianapolis, Walter Robey, of Bull Shoals, Ark., Bonnie (Wayne) Davis, of Whitestown, Rita Mayfield, of Carmel, and Melanie (Terri) Snow-Robey, of Ellettsville; and many nieces and nephews. Last, but not least by any means, she is survived by her companion and heart, “Pete” the cat.. Mary was preceded in death by her parents.. There will be a celebration-of-life open house from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Zionsville American Legion, with a small ceremony at 5 p.m. Please feel free to bring a balloon to release.
Published on  October 15, 2014
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