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April 18, 2019

Verona M. Dilling

Verona M. "Roni" (Chamberlin) Dilling, 90, of rural Hollidaysburg, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019, at her residence.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, April 18, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,, Martinsburg, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral on Friday, April 19, at Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Sean McGill will officiate.

Interment will be held at Brumbaugh Cemetery, rural Martinsburg.

Verona was born on Jan. 25, 1929, in rural Martinsburg, daughter of the late Ralph D. and Mary C. (Hite) Chamberlin.

She married George E. "Jim" Dilling Jr. on June 25, 1950, at the Duncansville Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2004.

Surviving are a daughter, Elaine F. (Paul) Tremmel of Williamsburg; two sons: Neal A. (Rhonda) Dilling of Blue Knob and Roy E. (Rita) Dilling of Altoona; 18 foster children she raised in her home, including Chris Koch and Sara Bougher and their children, whom she considered her grandchildren; seven grandchildren: Dawn M. (Jeffrey) Dibert, Matthew A. Dilling, Wakenda M. (R. Gregory) Szrama, Satinka L. (Jason "J") Dodson, Katrina A. Probst, George "Tre" (Kalena) Dilling III and Bret R. Smith; three step-grandchildren: Lori (Brian) Crawford, Melody Ferry (Scott Bowers) and Travis Frederick; 12 great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Verona was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda K. Smith; a great-granddaughter, Mabel Ann Dilling; two brothers: John A. and Ralph D. Chamberlin; and two sisters: Dorothy "Dot" Weyant and Bertha J. Sollenberger-Campbell.

She was a 1947 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School.

Verona was primarily a homemaker who served as a 4-H leader for 17 years.

Verona was a member of Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church, where she taught Sunday school and often helped in the nursery.

She loved spending time with her family and also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, painting, reading and doing crafts.

Memorial contributions in memory of Roni can be given to the funeral home to help the family with various expenses.


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