Nancy Dillion, a long-time active member of the London community, passed away Friday, May 2, following a lengthy illness.
Dillion graduated from London High School in 1956 and became a realtor in 1977.
She worked for Pryor Realty and F.A.R.M.S. Realty in London before establishing her own business, Dillion Realty, on South Main Street.
She was named Madison County Realtor of the Year in 1997 and 2002, and was also a member of the Ohio Association of Realtors President’s Sales Club and the Columbus Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club.
“She worked and invested in the city, trying to move it forward,” said her brother, Mayor David Eades. “She was community-minded and whatever she believed in, she had a strong will about it.”
She was a member of London’s First United Methodist Church and the London Country Club Bridge Club. She was also involved in community plays and downtown revitalization efforts. A breast cancer survivor for many years, she was a strong advocate for women’s health and supporter of Madison County Hospital.
Dillion lent her face and name to the hospital’s first breast cancer campaign, which demonstrated “you can survive and fight against breast cancer,” said Kelly Snyder, hospital spokesperson.
“We’ve been fortunate and the community has been generous in helping us raise money for our endowment fund, and I think a lot of it is because she was so gracious to put her name and face on it,” Snyder said. “We’re very fortunate she was a great supporter of us at Madison County Hospital Foundation, both personally and her business. She’s definitely going to be missed.”
Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the First United Methodist Church, 52 N. Main St., London. A celebration of Dillon’s life is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, at the church.
Dillion was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Russell (Woody) Dillion.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital.
Dillion’s full obituary is published on page 3 of today’s The Madison Press.
Andrea Chaffin may be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 19 or on Twitter @AndeeWrites