Mrs. Dillard was born May 15, 1908, in Houston to Samuel Merritt Riggs and Jeanette Teal Riggs. She married Robert L. Dillard on Feb. 24, 1930, at First Christian Church on Main Street in Houston. She was a long-time resident of Houston and a labor and delivery nurse at Heights Hospital for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings, Gaston Riggs, Jessie Sharman, Ruth Richbourg, Harriet Hudson, Marie Chittenden and Teal Riggs.
Survivors include a son, Bob Dillard; granddaughter, Cindy Fischer; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) Jan. 2. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home in Houston with the burial immediately following at White Cemetery in Highlands.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the church or charity of one’s choice.