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.