Joann Dyson, 78

Joann Dyson, 78, of rural Roann, died at 8:07 p.m., Thursday, July 7, 2016 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 November 10, 1956 in Roann. 

Joann was a homemaker, farmer's wife, and worked 15 years at Lauer's Farm Center in 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 of Muncie, Mindy (Chris) Dixson and Katie Beals, both of Wabash, Lee (Samantha) Hall of Chili, Don (Terra) Hall of Walton, Mary (Adam) Werner and David Dyson, both of Gilead, Ben Dyson of Akron, Bryony Anderson of Auburn, Cathlin Ormsby of Roann, Gregory (Tunde) Lent of North Hampton, Mass., and Brendan Ormsby of Fort Wayne, 14 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Leonard Hamilton of Fuquay Varina, N.C.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ed Hamilton, and her sister, Betty Bennett.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Jackie Weaver and Russ Reahard officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call 2-8 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are South Pleasant United Methodist Church, Encouraging Truth Ministries, or Gideons International.

The memorial guest book for Joann may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jul 08