November 27, 1936 - March 9, 2021
Marlene A. (Goebel) Dillon, 84, of Yutan, Nebraska died Tuesday, March 9, 2021. God answered her prayers, and she was peacefully sleeping for almost 16 hours at home with her husband and daughter, singing “Be Not Afraid”, and “Hallelujah”, as she took her last breath. She was born November 27, 1936 in West Point, Nebraska to Lucille R. and Leo A. Goebel. She moved with her family to Fremont in 1941, Memphis, TN in 1951, then to Decatur, AL in 1954, where she graduated from high school, then traveling on to Fort Worth, TX, where she married and had 5 children. She then moved back to Omaha, NE, where she raised her children as a single mother. She was a Principal at St. James Home and Day Care, then worked in the banking industry until meeting her husband of nearly 40 years, Matt Dillon. They became property managers for properties in Las Vegas, NV, Little Rock, AR, Largo, FL, and then back to Omaha, NE. She later worked for Skyline Manor in Omaha, until she retired. She was the Chief, a problem solver, confident, optimistic, crafter, designer, cook, and, above all, the greatest mother. Marlene and Matt loved their road trips, she often talked about her favorite trip with her grandchildren Zach and Megan, where they traveled to Yellowstone, Mammoth exhibit, Colorado Springs, Cave of the Winds, Mount Rushmore, Grand Teton, and the Kearney Archway monument. She loved visits with Connie, Craig, and all her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and siblings. She gave so much of herself to others, always helping when she could, always laughing and hiding her illness and pain, so others would not grieve before it was their time, according to her. She only gave her suffering to God. She did Designs by Marlena (The Scarf Lady), crocheting many scarves and blankets. She handed out blankets to the homeless downtown, and gave them to the animal shelter for their boxes they put the pet in to give to their new adoptive family. I can not express enough our thanks to her wonderful neighbors and friends, Crystal and Mary, and their large Yutan family. Anyone would be blessed to have so many people by their sides. We will never forget her beautiful smile, her sense of humor, her strength, her faith, her always finding the positive in all things negative, her crafts, and her cooking. We will always remember her humor and quirks when we would tease her about childhood. She was loved by many, and had a beautiful soul. She will always be loved, terribly missed, and in our hearts, forever. She is now the greatest angel that heaven could receive and forever our guardian. She is survived by her husband William (MATT) Dillon, son Michael Montanio of Omaha, four daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Paula and Denny of Houston, TX, Teresa Montanio of Omaha, Debra and Tom Perry of Las Vegas, NV, and Mary (Montanio) Valentine of Omaha, 6 step children, 25 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren with two more on the way, 2 great great grandchildren. ; 3 sisters, 3 brothers and all in their families. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo and Lucille Goebel of Fremont, NE, and son-in-law Pat Bosworth. Her Memorial Mass will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elkhorn at 10:30 AM Monday, March 15, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 before the mass. The family will gather at 9:15 AM Monday at church to pray the Rosary in her honor. Inurnment will follow the Mass at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha. Masks will be required for all events at church and the cemetery. Livecast Viewing can be seen at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85q3YV9fbZw at time of service. In lieu of flowers, she requested that donations be made to PSI (Patient Services, Inc.), who, for 32 years helped chronically ill patients with unaffordable medical expenses, including her. They can be reached at www.patientservicesinc.org/get-involved/donate/ or mailed to PSI at P.O. Box 5930, Midlothian, VA 23112, or call 1-800-366-7741.
Marlene A. (Goebel) Dillon, 84, of Yutan, Nebraska died Tuesday, March 9, 2021. God answered her prayers, and she was peacefully sleeping for almost 16 hours at home with her husband and daughter, singing “Be Not Afraid”, and “Hallelujah”,... View Obituary & Service Information
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