Kathryn P. "Polly" Dillon, 77, of Hamilton, formerly of Greenfield, died at 12:35 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2023, at Optimized Senior Living of Lebanon. She was born on Friday, October 5, 1945, in Zanesville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Clara Moeckel and Edward Whyde.
She is survived by her daughter, Tabatha (Rusty) Riegler of Fairfield, two grandsons; Will and Weston Riegler, three sisters; Barbie Kay (Jerry) VanHoose of Kentucky, Dawn (Lonnie) Looman of Texas and Eve Quant of Colorado, one brother; Gahlan (Kathy) Czerpak of Indiana and a number of beloved nieces and nephews. Polly was preceded in death by her son, Shawn Michael Dillon on April 27, 2002 and by her foster mother, Helen Czerpak.
Polly graduated from Zanesville High School. The career that brought her the most joy was operating a daycare in her home for over a decade. She also enjoyed being with her coworkers at the US Shoe Factory in Greenfield and Candle-Lite in Leesburg. Polly had attended Greenfield First Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church of Greenfield and the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hamilton.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. in the ANDERSON-EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Greenfield with Pastor Todd Ernst officiating. Following the service, Polly will be laid to rest beside her son, Shawn, in Greenfield Cemetery. Family and friends can visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Grace Baptist Church of Greenfield. Those who wish to leave a personal memory of Polly and sign her online register book may do so at www.ebrightfuneralhome.com.