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Mary Ellen Dillard, 92, Orange

Mary Ellen Dillard, 92, of Orange, passed away on November 9, 2022, peacefully at home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday November 17, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m., Thursday November 17, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born on March 14, 1930, in Orange, Texas, she was the daughter of Fred Lenhard and Jannie Graham Lenhard. Mary was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Sunset Grove Country Club and the DERA. Mary loved playing golf and was able to play all over the world. Mary enjoyed working in her yard and loved dancing.

She was loved and cherish by many. Mary will deeply be missed by all those who got to know a talented and wonderful lady.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Prentice Dillard; son Jimmy Stanley; and brother, Troy Lenhard.

She is survived by her son, Donald Stanley of Orange, Texas; grandchildren, Bubba Stanley, Brandi Crochet, Makin Ledford, and Mason Stanley; great-grandchildren, Sky and Shayden Crochet, Kimberly Coble, and Chris Driskell.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Stanley, Makin Ledford, Shelton Crochet, Greg Wolfford.


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