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Services Friday for Dililia I. Hemenway

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Dililia I. Hemenway, age 79, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2016, in Valparaiso, IN.

Dililia was born in Vandalia, IL, on June 13, 1936, to Thomas and Golda (Rainey) Richey.

She is survived by sons, Fred (Mary) Alumbaugh of Toccoa, GA, and Ray (Cindy) Alumbaugh of Michigan City, IN; daughters, Jodi (Cornell) Smith of Hudson, FL, and Thelma (Thomas) Scott of Chesterton, IN; son-in-law, John Buechner of Toms River, NJ; sisters, Ruby Cushing of Rosamond, IL, and Daisy (Melvin) Rhodes of WV. Dililia is also survived by numerous grandchildren, step grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Golda Richey; first husband, Fred Alumbaugh and husband, Frank Hemenway; daughter, Naomi Buechner; grandson, Michael Scott; brothers, Charles and Marion Richey and sisters, Josephine Bryson and Cecilbelle.

Dililia retired from Continental Can in 1982, she then worked for several years at Parco Cookie Factory in Michigan City, IN. She loved bird watching, feeding the squirrels and she enjoyed drawing.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, at 12:00 Noon, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, IN.

Online condolences to the family may be made at



Posted 6/1/2016





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