D. Maxine Dyson, 93

D. Maxine Dyson, 93, of Roann, Indiana, died at 7:05 am, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Homeview Health and Rehab in Franklin, Indiana.  She was born Jan. 10, 1922 in Wabash County, Indiana to John Yarian and Uneta (Marshall) Yarian Ogden.

Maxine was a 1940 graduate of Roann High School.  Maxine first married Wilbur E. Cole, who was killed in action during World War II.  She then married Gerald Lloyd Dyson in North Manchester, Indiana on December 7, 1946; he died March 4, 2008.  She worked at the State Exchange Bank and Lake City Bank, in Roann, worked at Cyclone Seeder in Urbana, Indiana, and also enjoyed making wedding cakes.  She was a member of the Roann First Brethren Church.  Maxine lived in Roann before moving to Bickford Cottage in October 2007.

She is survived by 3 sons, Gene (Linda) Dyson of Peru, Ken (Bonny) Dyson of Butler, Indiana, and Steven (Kim) Dyson of Franklin, 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Betty Scott of Akron, Indiana, and Rosella Dyson of Roann.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, and her grandson, Christopher Eugene Dyson.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Roann First Brethren Church, 240 W. Allen St., with Pastor David Lantz officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Rd, Roann, and 1 hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to F.I.S.H. of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Maxine may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Mar 10