MOUNT CARROLL—Jean Dyson, 93, of Mount Carroll, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll. A memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to FHN Hospice, Mercy Hospice, or Resthave Nursing Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com
Dorothy Jean Noble was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Mount Carroll to Louis and Lorena (Bleakley) Noble. Jean did not like the name Dorothy and wasn't afraid to tell you not to call her that. Jean was raised by her grandmother, Katie Etheridge, after the death of her mother, Lorena, at a very young age. Jean graduated from Mount Carroll High School in 1944. After graduation she worked in Freeport and lived with her sister, Bette.
After a short courtship, she married Robert "Bob" Dyson of Lanark on Sept. 28, 1947. They had three sons, Thomas, Dennis and Michael, and one daughter, Debra. They farmed in the Lanark-Mount Carroll area and she retired from Alco Manufacturing in Savanna where she made many friends.
Bob and Jean attended every sporting event of their children, and after his death, she continued to follow her grandchildren's athletic activities. She was an avid sports fan and very knowledgeable and could carry on a good conversation with anyone about sports. Jean was a die-hard Cubs fan and was ecstatic when she was able to watch them win the 2016 World Series. She was also a Green Bay Packers fan.
Mrs. Dyson, being an independent soul, lived alone until very recently when she made her home with her son Dennis and Cathy Corey.
Mrs. Dyson is survived by her three sons, Tom "Looie" (Sharon) Dyson of Annandale, Minn., Dennis "Duce" (Cathy Corey) Dyson of Savanna, and Mick Dyson of Savanna; a daughter, Deb (Phil) Akker, of Morrison; seven grandchildren, Derek (Chris Werts) Dyson, Rob (Jackie) Dyson, Bryan (Jenny) Dyson, Adam (Carrie) Dyson, Cody (Annie) Dyson, Cara (Eric) Knott, and Julie (Dan) Woessner; 10 great-grandchildren, Axel, Jake, Reece, Aiden, Alex, Madison, and Cayden Dyson, Kelsey Guilliams, Leah and Luke Woessner, and a baby girl due in October.
She is also survived by her sister, Patty (Bob) Wolber of Thomson and family; and a brother, Bob (Jan) Nobl and family of Loves Park, Illinois.
Jean was predeceased by her parents, her husband, one sister, Bette Morgan, and Grandma Katie.
Jean always had a warm, friendly smile along with a sincere, pleasant greeting whenever you saw her. Unfailingly she would inquire about you and your family. Her warmth and compassion were always clearly evident just as was her willingness as a proud mother and grandmother to share news about her children and grandchildren that she loved so dearly. She will be long-remembered for her independent, loyal and loving nature.
An Ode to Mom
Every blade in the field, Every leaf in the forest, Lays down its life in its season. As beautifully as it was taken up.