• A'Meta I. Dilley

    27 Apr 2019

  • Sedan – A’Meta I. Dilley, age 80, of Sedan passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at her home in Rural Sedan.

    A’Meta was born on October 17, 1938 in Cedar Vale, Kansas to Frank Rutledge and Lela (Cardin) Rutledge.  She graduated from Sedan High School in Sedan in the class of 1955.

    On February 22, 1955 she married Bill Dilley in Sedan, Kansas.  They made their home in the Sedan area their entire married life.  A’Meta was a homemaker, who was very involved in ranching and the oil business.  She was preceded in death by her husband Bill on April 15, 2003.

    She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sedan, she was a Lay leader for many years; was a member of the United Methodist Women; enjoyed cooking, gardening and sports, as she was an avid Kansas Jayhawk fan and a Sedan Blue Devil booster for many years.  She dedicated her life to her family and church.

    She is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Dilley of Lawrence, Kansas and Rhonda Lampson and husband Charles of Sedan, Kansas; one son William Dilley of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one brother, Jack Rutledge of Sedan, Kansas; one brother-in-law, Allen Stadig and wife Jean of Soldier Pond, Maine; three grandchildren; Katherine (Lampson) Anderson and husband Chris of Bartlesville, Kansas, Gary Dilley of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Elizabeth (Lampson) Schmidt and husband Daniel of Havana, Kansas; two great-grandchildren, Kolt and Kase Schmidt of Havana, Kansas.  Many nieces nephews and cousins.

    She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Dilley, one brother, Cardin Rutledge and one sister, Judy Stadig.

    Church services will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sedan United Methodist Church in Sedan with Pastor Keunsik Lee of the United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will follow at the DeBusk Cemetery in rural Elgin, Kansas.

    Family and Friends may call on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Dickens Family Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    The family has suggested memorials to the Sedan United Methodist Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and those may be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361.

    To view the obituary or leave a message for the family please go to www.dickensfuneral.com.

    Dickens Family Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.


    Prayers for all her family


    Jacque, Rhonda, and Billy, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was always so nice to me. May GOD hold you all very close during this hard time! Love, Ann


    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and always had a smile.


    I’m so sorry to hear of A’metas passing. She always remembered me and spoke. Elginites always stick together. Peace nd comfort to you all.


    A'Meta was a wonderful lady and will dearly be missed. Our prayers go to the family during this time of your loss.


    A’Meta was a strong willed woman with a great love for her family and church. My sympathies for your loss. My joy for her peace. Wish I could be there to attend get service.


    Jackie, Sorry to hear about your mother. The years I worked with you, I knew how wonderful a mother, grandmother and great grandmother she was. I know you will truly miss her. Praying for all your family. May God give you comfort and Peace. Mary Ann Watts


    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom/grandma. She was such a nice lady. Thinking of you all.


    So sorry for your loss. A’Meta was a neat lady.


    I'm so sorry to hear of A'meta's death. She was a good friend and will be missed by many.