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Carmen L. Dilling

October 10, 1970 — September 7, 2022


Carmen Lee (Whitney) Dilling 51 of Payne, Ohio passed away at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center on Wednesday, September, 7, 2022.

 Carmen loved spending time with her friends and family. Carmen loved playing cards, camping and going places all while making memories with the ones she was close with. Carmen was the type of person to make every single person in the room laugh or at least smile whether it be by cracking a joke or just giving off her bubbly fun personality. Family really met the world to Carmen, especially her grandkids. They were truly the light of her life. One person Carmen adored was her loving husband, Chris. Carmen met the love of her life in 1995 and in Carmen’s words “she kept bugging him and chasing him around until he gave her a chance”. After “that chance” was given with in six wonderful months they were engaged with their first baby together on the way! Chris and Carmen were married on June 29th, 1996. Chris and Carmen had a love like absolutely no other! Chris welcomed Carmen and her eight year old son, at the time, Kyle with wide open loving arms, that’ has never changed after all the years. Chris and Carmen had an amazing life together and brought up an amazing family. Carmen was a hard worker all of her life. She loved to help others. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, friend and so much more.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Christopher Dilling. Mother, Kathy (Miller) Whitney. Sister, Penny (Whitney) Reuille. Children, Kyle (Alicia) Childs, Kayla (Chad Kinnaley) Dilling, Kelsey (Tommy) Holmes and Christopher Dilling. Grandchildren: Kennedy, Henry, Declan, Thomas and Ava. Carmen was proceeded in death by her father Ronald Whitney. 

Relatives and friends are invited to Carmen's memorial visitation, Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2 pm to 4 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, Ohio.

Memorials are to Community Health Professionals, 250 Dooley Drive, Paulding, Ohio 45879.

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Flowers and other tributes may be delivered Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 9 am to NOON, to the flower delivery entrance at the Payne Funeral Home.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Gathering

Sunday, September 11, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home - Payne

5761 State Route 500, Payne, OH 45880

Flowers and other tributes may be delivered Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 9 am to NOON, to the flower delivery entrance at the Payne Funeral Home.

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