Joann Dyson, 78, rural Roann, died at 8:07 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at her home. She was born Nov. 14, 1937, in Wabash, to Ezra Lemuel and Alice (Best) Hamilton.
Joann was a 1955 graduate of Wabash High School and attended Manchester College. She worked at the A&W in Wabash as a carhop, where she met the love of her life, John K Dyson, and they were married Nov. 10, 1956, in Roann. Joann was a homemaker, farmer’s wife, and worked 15 years at Lauer’s Farm Center, Roann. She was a member of the South Pleasant United Methodist Church near Silver Lake and Gideons International. Joann ejoyed cooking every day, and having guests at her table. She had a generous heart for those in need, and enjoyed shopping and bible studies. She loved her children, grandchildren, and being a faithful wife of 59 years to John.
She is survived by her husband: John K. Dyson; two children: William E. (Anne Ormsby) Dyson; and Cynthia (Joe) Hall, all of rural Roann; 12 grandchildren: Jes Beals, Muncie; Mindy (Chris) Dixson; and Katie Beals, both of Wabash; Lee (Samantha) Hall, Chili; Don (Terra) Hall, Walton; Mary (Adam) Werner; and David Dyson, both of Gilead; Ben Dyson, Akron; Bryony Anderson, Auburn; Cathlin Ormsby, Roann; Gregory (Tunde) Lent, North Hampton, Mass.; and Brendan Ormsby, Fort Wayne; 14 great-grandchildren; and her brother: Leonard Hamilton, Fuquay Varina, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Ed Hamilton; and her sister: Betty Bennett.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Jackie Weaver and Russ Reahard officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Encouraging Truth Ministries, or Gideons International.