Mary Lee Rinker Dysart

Mary Lee Rinker Dysart, 81, of Woodstock, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011 at Warren Memorial Hospital. She went to be with her Heavenly Father very peacefully surrounded by her family who she loved very deeply.

She was born August 3, 1929 in Warren County, daughter of the late Harry Powers Rinker and Thurza Elizabeth Headly Rinker.

She was married to Kenneth (Bill) William Dysart, Sr. for 65 years. She was blessed with nine loving children, Kenneth (Bubby) W. Dysart, Jr. and wife Linda of Woodstock, Gloria Dysart Barb and husband Linwood of Edinburg, Wilson Dysart and companion Tammy Ayr of Edinburg, Bobby Allen Dysart and wife Carolyn of Woodstock, Judy Dysart Funkhouser and husband Jack of Woodstock, Lisa Dysart Minnick and husband Daryle of Woodstock, and Jeff Dysart and companion Annette Miller of Woodstock; grandchildren, Scarlet Dysart, James (Jimmy) Wren, Jason Sine, Lee Dysart, Mandy Dysart, Jeremy Dysart, Bobby Joe Dysart, Bryan Dysart, Billy Dysart, Megan Dysart, Ryan Sonner and Joey Sonner; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Dorothy Lockhart of Florida, Eleanor Migliore of Florida, Bobby Jean Frameli of Reliance; brothers, Irving Rinker of Browntown, and Michael English of Middletown.

She was preceded in death by daughter, Sandra Louise Dysart; son, Bruce Franklin Dysart; son-in-law, Allen Sine; and daughter-in-law, Diane Dysart.

Mary’s extended family was formed through Bill Dysart’s Grocery, which was a Woodstock landmark for more than 54 years. She spent her life forming ever-lasting bonds while enriching the lives of others. Mary cherished the time she spent forming that special bond with her church and community, and they will always be considered part of the Dysart family. It was a life spent giving to others, but what Mary received in return will always mean the most.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Lansberry, Mike (Driver) Gray, Tommy Bowers, Alvin Ritter, Mike Barr, and Pastor Brian Duncan.

Funeral service will be Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock. Reverend George Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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7 Condolences to Mary Lee Rinker Dysart

  1. Trina Kibler Hoover says:

    Lisa, May god bless you and your family at this sad time. She was a wonderful person!


  2. Steve & Terri Cahill says:

    Judy, Lisa and Dysart Family,

    We are sad about the loss of your mom. She was a wonderful person who was loved by so many! She will now be with our Heavenly Father! You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



  4. Kurt Murray and "Winnie" Braithwaite Murray says:

    Our hearts are saddened with this news and our prayers are with you all. May you find peace in the many memories you’ve shared with Mary Lee and know that Heaven has just reclaimed a wonderful angel that surely has made it shine all that more gloriously.

  5. Nina Mills Bryant says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. My Dear Friend Bill and Family,
    You’ve been and continue to be brought before the throne of grace. Let’s stand upon His promise at this time that His grace is sufficient.
    Every time we would visit with Bill and Mary Lee, the conversation would always, without exception, be turned toward Christ. My earliest remembrance of Mary Lee was a cottage prayer meeting when they lived beside the store. Reverend Lau (hope I spelled it correctly) was their pastor at that time. I was just a kid but that memory has stuck in my mind and affected my life.
    Darlene became a Christian in 1977 and I became a Christian in 1979 and we are now serving our Lord in Canada. Many were the time that Mary Lee assured us that she was praying with us and for us as we reach souls for Christ. I firmly believe that she was a prayer warrior until she heard her name being called to come home.
    I KNOW that I will see and once again fellowship with Mary Lee. One other thing I KNOW is that she is now in the presence of Christ and enjoying every moment which shall last for all eternity.
    I pray that if there is someone reading this that doesn’t know Jesus Christ, that today will be that day that Christ becomes THE Friend that sticketh closer than a brother to them.
    May each one of us that name the name of Jesus Christ be faithful until that day comes that Christ calls us home or takes us out of here by way of the rapture of the Church.
    Ernest and Darlene Bauserman, North Bay, Ontario Canada 2 Corinthians 4:5

  7. Margie Helsley Conner says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.