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SHIRLEY DILLINGER Obituary – MAY 9, 1942 – Aug. 4, 2021

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Shirley Ann Eaton Dillinger, 79, of Henderson passed away Aug. 4, 2021 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – East Main Chapel with Pastor Michael Rickenbaker officiating. Burial followed at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in West Helena, Ark. The family received friends at Shackelford East Main Chapel from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday.
She was born May 9, 1942 in Manila, Ark., the daughter of the late Frank Leander and Tuler Mae Wagner Eaton. She grew up near Elaine, Ark. She married William Darrel Dillinger on Nov. 21, 1958, and they made their home in West Helena, Ark.
She was a nurse for many years, and she and Darrell owned and operated a Convenience Store in Elaine, Ark., for about 11 years, after his passing in 1993. She began working for the Phillips County School System as a cafeteria worker.
She was a member of the Christ Community Church in Henderson. She had been a Sunday school teacher for many years and was active in her church, visiting hospitals and ministering to the sick in their homes and praying with them.  
She is survived by a daughter, Janice Womble of Luray; two grandchildren, LeeAnna Womble and Addie Mae Womble; and three sisters, Beatrice Prince of Lawrenceburg, Mary Tice of Saltillo, Miss., and Nora Chambers of Booneville, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Darrel Dillinger on June 30, 1993; and a brother, Raymond Wagner. 

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