Lois Starks Dillingham

Lois Starks Dillingham, 105, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Lois was born on June 15, 1915, in Dawson Springs, Kentucky to the late John D. and Ida Belle (Duke) Starks. She lived through the, 1917 pandemic but the 2020 pandemic proved too much for her frail 80-pound body.


She met and married the love of her life, Olin Harrison Dillingham in 1937, who preceded her in death.


Lois was a homemaker.  She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She loved gardening and won the Terre Verde award in La Porte, Indiana. She was also an accomplished seamstress, learning her trade during the War effort. A truly, unique life span of almost 106 years. She is safely home for Christmas this year.


Lois was the last surviving of her 14 siblings: Myrtle Starks Milan, Verdie Starks, Stella Starks Pate Church, Vernon Starks, Victor Starks, Gladys Starks, Alvie Starks, Roy Starks, Orbil Starks, Altha Starks Batson, Orvil Starks, Fred Starks, Elsie Starks, and Oliver Starks.  


Lois leaves behind a daughter, Sandra (Jim) Alm; two granddaughters, Leslee L. Oster and Vicki M. Wagoner; three great-granddaughters, Bobbi (Brandon) Rans, Jessica (Heath) Wagoner and Hailey Oster; two great-great-grandchildren whom she adored, Johnny Rans and Layne Rans.

Burial will be in Parklawn Cemetery in Evansville, Indiana.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.


In lieu of flowers or donations, a “pay it forward” kindness to another would be appreciated.

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