Lois E. Dillon, 86, of Independence, Missouri, passed away May 21, 2011, at her home.

Lois E. Dillon, 86, of Independence, Missouri, passed away May 21, 2011, at her home.

Lois was born November 21, 1924, in Independence, Missouri, to John and Madeleine (Crick) Feldhahn. She graduated from Graceland College in Lamoni, IA, and UMKC. Lois retired as an elementary teacher from the Independence School District. She attended Kansas City Meditation Group of Self Realization Fellowship. Her two greatest passions were flower gardening and her family.

Lois is survived by two sons, Gary Dillon, Randy and wife, Toni Dillon; and her two grandchildren, Connor and Sydney Dillon.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, William Maxwell Dillon; sister, Gay Bumgarner; and brother, Tom Feldhahn.

A memorial visitation reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at The Rhapsody, 2322 East R.D. Mize Road, Independence, MO.

A private memorial service will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kansas City Meditation Group of Self Realization Fellowship, P.O. Box 7053, Kansas City, MO 64113.

Online condolences and memories may be left at www.speakschapel.com.

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, (816)373-3600.