Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 2, 2014 10:30 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — John T. “Pete” Dilley, 75, of Mount Vernon, passed away April 1, 2014, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1938, in Ironton, Ohio, to the late Thomas R. and Helen (Hartman) Dilley.

Pete was a member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church, Ohio Lodge 199 F&AM, Valley of Columbus Scottish Rite, York Rite Bodies, Aladdin Shrine, Baldwin Shrine Club, Glenwood Chapter 303 OES, Founding Board member of Hospice of Knox County, BPO Elks Lodge, and had been active in various community organizations for many years. Pete was a licensed funeral director, embalmer and owner of Harris-Dilley Funeral Home in Bladensburg and North-Dilley Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Skirvin) Dilley, to whom he married on July 30, 1960; two daughters, Rebecca D. (Michael) Boyd of Flemingsburg, Ky., and Anne D. (Christopher) Powers of Maine; grandchildren, Sarah, Amanda, Rachel, and Jacob Boyd and Alex Powers; and one brother, Dick (Ann) Dilley of Mount Vernon, Maine.

Friends may call Friday at the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church from 4-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held Saturday, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Beal officiating. Graveside services will follow in Bladensburg Cemetery with Rev. Ben McKinstry officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Pete’s memory to a charity on one’s choice.

The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements for the family of John T. “Pete” Dilley.

To share a memory or send a condolence to the family, please visit the funeral home website at

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