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Laverne Dillon

October 1, 1950 ~ March 7, 2022 (age 71)


Laverne Dillon, age 71, of Benton, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022, at her home.

Her wishes are to be cremated with no public services.

Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of the cremation arrangements.

Laverne was born on October 1, 1950, in Benton, Illinois, the daughter of Clyde Ceford Dillon and Alice Elizabeth (Summers) Dillon.  She would marry Thomas Vaughn and he preceded her in death.

She was a caregiver; and enjoyed driving around Rend Lake with her sister looking for and counting deer. She loved to collect cookie jars and Indian artifacts; she loved decorating for Halloween and Christmas; she enjoyed watching The Hallmark Channel; she was an avid Chicago Cubs fan; but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving is her loving daughter Tina Taylor of Benton, IL; three grandchildren: Christopher Michael Schofield, Justin Dean Schofield, and Matthew Quintin Schofield, all three of Mt. Vernon, IL; two great-grandchildren: Sabrina Allison Noel Schofield and Roman David Schofield; two sisters: Kay Dudley and Carol Jean Easley, both of Benton, IL; a brother David Dillon of Benton, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Clyde Ceford Dillon; her mother Alice Elizabeth (Summers) Vandover; a brother Clyde Dennis Dillon; and a sister Connie Ann Wyant.

Memorial contributions in Memory of Laverne, may be made to the Friends of Franklin County Animal Control, P.O. Box 210, Christopher, IL 62822-0210, or visit

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