The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

November 19, 2013

Esther Mellon

Star Beacon

CLEVELAND — Esther “Billie” Mellon, age 68, of Geneva, Ohio, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic.

She was born on Dec. 31, 1944, to Samuel William Myers and Esther Gelene (Hinkle) Dilly.

Billie loved ceramics, baking, gardening and fishing. Later in life, she became a fan of NASCAR and pro-wrestling. Billie was an animal lover and cared for many dogs and cats, all of which brought her great comfort.

She is survived by her sons, David Szekely and Wayne (Sandra) Szekely; grandchildren, Taylor and Nathaniel Szekely, Kimberly (James) Carpenter, James (Carrie) Dalin, Christine (Shawn) Spade and Michael (Kailene) Szekely; brothers, Samuel D. (Jeanne) Myers and Benjamin (Bonnie Montgomery) Myers; sisters, Zona James, Carol (Glenn) Phillips and Virginia Sue “Ginny” Sidlo;  and beloved and special friend, Jim Ball. Billie also leaves behind many loved great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, Brady Dilly.

Friends will be received 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21st, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison, Ohio 44057; followed by a Service at 6 p.m., with the Rev. Bruce Hitchcock, of Geneva First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Contributions may be made to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League, 5970 Green Road, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

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