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Othelia Ann "Meemo" Dillbeck

July 20, 1934 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 85)


Othelia Ann “Meemo” Dillbeck, 85, of Moline, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Services for Ann will be 11 am, Saturday, at First Lutheran Church, Moline. Visitation will be Friday from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, Rock Island. Burial will be at a later date in the Alexis Cemetery. Memorials may be made Alexis Cemetery Association, First Lutheran Church, Moline or to a favorite charity. 

Ann was born on July 20, 1934 in Galesburg, a daughter of Milton W. Johnson and Eunice Sanburg Johnson. She married James Troy Dillbeck on December 27, 1957 in Moline. Ann graduated from Lutheran Hospital School for Nurses in 1956. She later graduated from Augustana College in 1957. Ann worked as a registered nurse at Lutheran Hospital as supervisor of the maternity ward. She later worked at Pathway Hospice, VNHA and was on the faculty of the Lutheran School of Nursing. Ann often said her nursing career has been the “Alpha and Omega”. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Moline. 

Survivors include her children, Lisa Cox, East Moline and Tim Dillbeck, East Moline; grandchildren, Heather (Ramon) Gilroy, Tyler Cox, Brandon Cox, Anthony Charlson, Ashley Charlson and Alexis Dillbeck; great grandchildren, Madison, Sophia, Emmett, Almy and Talyn; Lifelong friend, Elise Konoff, Cicero, ILL. 

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Bruce Dillbeck. Online condolences may be left for the family at



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August 30, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory
3030 - 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Funeral Service
August 31, 2019

11:00 AM
First Lutheran Church, Moline
1230 5th Ave.
Moline, IL 61265

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