Catharine May Dillen, 88, of Bellwood, died Monday morning at her home. She was born in Chambersburg, the daughter of the late William L. and the late Catharine May (Eby) Ludwig.

She met the love of her life, Chester Lewis Dillen, at Shippensburg State College and they were married on August 23, 1956, in Leavenworth, Kan. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2017.

Surviving are his three sons, Joseph L. of Altoona, Michael C. of Philadelphia, and David E. (Mindy) of Altoona; one grandson, Philip; one granddaughter, Jenny; and a great-grandson, Dakota.

She was predeceased by a stepdaughter, Janet.

Catharine was a 1951 graduate of Chambersburg High School and a 1955 graduate of Shippensburg State College. She briefly taught in the Carlisle School District.

She was a member of Logan’s Valley Baptist Church, Bellwood.

She loved her cats and reading magazines.

Catharine’s children and grandchildren have been the highlight of her life.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of his family. Interment will be in Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.

Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood.

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