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Priscilla E. Dillow

July 1, 1943 — February 19, 2024

Plainfield

Priscilla E. Dillow, 80, Plainfield, died February 19, 2024.  Ms. Dillow was born in Richlands, Virginia, but moved to Indianapolis with her family in 1951.  
 
 Love of her family and Ben Davis High School was first and foremost throughout her life.  She also loved her Westside Coachman Group, Birthday Group, the Class of ’61, the Indy Friends Group, and ASA Softball teammates.  Priscilla graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1961 and earned her BS and MA degrees from Ball State University and an Educational Specialist degree from Indiana University.  
 
 Priscilla was the Executive Director of the IIAAA – Indiana Athletic Directors Association from 2007-13 and the Indiana Golf Course Owners from 2003-07.  Pris also served as a teacher, coach, Assistant Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.  She retired in 2002 after 37 years in education.   She coached the 1979 volleyball team to an IHSAA State Championship and coached four other teams in the Final 8.   Ms. Dillow was the first female member of the IHSAA Board of Directors and a past president of the IIAAA AD Association and the Marion County Coaches of Girls Sports.  Pris was recognized on numerous occasions at the local, state, and national levels for contributions to interscholastic athletics and contributions to girls and women in sport.  Her most cherished professional honors included induction into the Ben Davis High School Wall of Fame in 2002 and the National Athletic Director Hall of Fame in 2011.  She was also inducted in the halls of fame of the Indiana Volleyball Coaches and the ASA Softball Players.  
 
 Pris was an avid golfer, playing consistently at Eagle Creek and Oak Tree.  She enjoyed socializing with her golfing pals, her Indiana Wanderer Retiree groups, and spending time at the residence in Florida.  
 
 Survivors include her daughter, Kerry K. Conway (Julie); grandchildren, Brandon and Jordan Craig; partner, Pat Shipley and her brother Ken; sisters, Dawn (Bruce) Morgan and Joceyln (John) Glass; brothers, Charlie “Sonny” (Betty) Dillow and Ron (Shaun) Dillow; brother-in-law, Warren Melendrez; best friend, Sue Benge; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and colleagues.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Patsy Dillow; sister, Penny Melendrez.  
 
A Celebration of Life remembering the life of Priscilla E. Dillow will take place in the gymnasium at Ben Davis High School on Sunday, April 14, 2024, 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Ben Davis High School Athletic Department are strongly encouraged. Envelopes will be available at the service. Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.  

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