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Lillian Sylvia Seestaller Dick Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1936 - 2019

Lillian Sylvia Seestaller DickLillian Sylvia Seestaller Dick, 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday August 15, 2019. Lilly was born August 8, 1936, in Munich, Germany. She came to the United States at age 14. Upon completion of high school, she was accepted into the US Navy Nursing Corp. As a nurse stationed in Boston, MA, she met the love of her life, her husband Leland, of 63 years, while he was convalescing from a war time injury. After marriage, they located to Milton, WV. She continued her education receiving an A.S. degree in psychology and one in nursing from Marshall University. Later she attained her B.S.N. from West Virginia University and M.S.N from the Ohio State University. She worked St. Mary’s Medical Center over three decades serving as a critical care nursing instructor for 28 years at St. Mary’s School of Nursing. Hundreds of area nurses have gone through Mrs. Dick’s classes and can attest to her passion, love, and knowledge of the critical care field. She was a founder of the Huntington Hospitality House which was the precursor to the St. Mary’s Hospitality House. She was an accomplished knitter, accordion player, and baker of specialty Bavarian treats. She always made sure there were pies, cakes, or cookies available for relatives, many neighbors, and friends to her home. Lilly and Leland traveled the world together after retirement including many trips back to Germany. She is preceded in death by her parents Mathias and Annelotte Seestaller as well as her husband, Leland. She is survived by two sons and two daughters and a brother: Cathy and Phil Amend of Independence, KY; Shawnee and Ellen Dick of Indianapolis, IN; Carrie and Gerald Vanston, Huntington, WV; and David and Candace Dick, Culloden, WV; and Jerry and Mae Seestaller, Levittown, PA. There are 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The family wants to thank the staff of The Village at Riverview, Barboursville, WV, and Hospice of Huntington. Funeral services to be held at Wallace Funeral Home, Barboursville, WV, Sunday, August 18, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to Shriners Burn Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave, Number 3018, Cincinnati, OH, 45229. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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There are currently 5 condolences.

Shelia King
Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 11:50 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. It is truly a loss for the many she has touched throughout the years. She was my critical care instructor at SMH School of Nursing. She challenged me, and guided me. I know she made a hugeimprint on the critical care nurse that I became. She will be missed. Prayers and Angles for you family.
Fred and Melanie Herr
Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 4:51 AM

To Carrie, David and all the family. We were so sad to hear of Mrs. Dick's passing. She was my (Fred's) instructor at St. Marys School of Nursing 1979-1980 and a friend. All our sympathy and prayers of comfort. God bless.
Sunday August 18, 2019 at 9:05 AM

So very sorry for your loss Carrie! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Sheri Beneke
Saturday August 17, 2019 at 12:03 PM

I am so sorry for your loss, all of our loss. I am so glad and honored to have visited she and Mr. Dick over the last couple of years. They had a one of a kind love that is rare. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Teresa Burns
Saturday August 17, 2019 at 6:17 AM

David and Candy- I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was one of my instructors at SMSN ( the best) and I’ve thought of her often through the years. I pray for you and yours for the Lord to bring you peace and comfort. May she Rest In Peace.. ??

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