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Ruth Dyson

Birth Date: July 26, 1930
Death Date: November 23, 2017

Decatur – Ruth Dyson, 87, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017, in her daughter Tracy, and son-in-law Arlton’s, home surrounded by family.
Ruth was born July 26, 1930, in Halls, TN, a daughter of Roy Lee and Lula Beatrice (Hudson) Tappler. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and married John Willie Dyson in 1963.
Surviving is her husband, John of Decatur; children: Carolyn J. (Hertis) Smith, Opalean (James) Calloway, Patricia Jelks and Yvonne Ward of Decatur, Farris (Clifford) Manns of TN, Danny Ward of Decatur, Sterling Dyson of SC, Michael Dyson and Tony Dyson of Decatur, Marshall Tyrone (Vicky) Dyson of TN, Tracy (Arlton) Johnson and Glenda (Larry) Stitt of Decatur; thirty-six grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Louise Cunningham of Decatur; many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; three sons: two infants and Clyde Ward, Jr.; four grandchildren; one great grandson and son-in-law, Ferris Jelks.
Homegoing services to celebrate her life will be 12 PM, Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Northside Missionary Baptist Church; visitation will be two hours prior to the service in the church. Burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Sadari Lasenby and the entire Hospice Care staff as well as the doctors and staff at Cancer Care Specialists for the loving care and concern shown to Ruth.
The family of Ruth Dyson is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Homegoing Service
December 2, 2017
12:00 pm
Greater Northside Missionary Baptist Church
929 N. Lowber Street Decatur, IL 62521
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December 2, 2017
10:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Greater Northside Missionary Baptist Church
929 N. Lowber Street Decatur, IL 62521
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  1. Our prayers are with the family, may you lean on God to give you comfort. Burl Stoner &-children, Theodre, Idella, Toni, Carin, Greg .

  2. Tekeisha and family, we have The Ervin Smith Family send their deepest sympathy during this time of the loss of your loved one. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Ervin and Rosemarie Smith and family.

  3. Cordelia and I send our condolences to the Dyson family, aunt Ruth was always there for us, Cordelia and I used to always go by aunt Ruth whenever we were in Decatur, her cooking and words of wisdom was something that we looked forward to…God called an angel home, RIH aunt Ruth.

  4. To the family of Sister Ruth Dyson, may God's choice blessings rest upon each of you during this very trying time. I have very fond memories of fellowship with Sister Dyson at New Canaan M.B. Church in the 70's. Oh what precious memories. My love and prayers are to the family during this time.D. Mildred A. Warren

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