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 Betty Jane <I>Johnston</I> Dyess

Betty Jane Johnston Dyess

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 14 Jan 2017 (aged 93)
Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Algood, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 175482010 · View Source
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Betty J. Dyess, age 93, of Cookeville, TN, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Betty was born on January 2, 1924, in Minneapolis, MN. In 1945, during WWII, she married Edward Dyess during his Navy service in San Diego and her service as a "Rosie the Riveter." She worked many years as an executive secretary in banking, education, and the Southern Baptist Convention.

During the 71 years of their marriage, Betty and Edward lived in California, Minnesota, Louisiana, Texas, and most recently in Cookeville, TN. Betty's deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was evident throughout her life to her family and friends.

Betty is survived by her husband, Edward of Cookeville, TN; daughter, Cheryl (David) Carlson of Cookeville, TN; sons, David (Theresa) Dyess of El Prado, NM, and Steven (Betty) Dyess of Rochester, MN; grandchildren, Mark Carlson, Kristin (Steven) Bradshaw, Rachel (John) Rollyson, and Emily Dyess; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A family service will be held Wednesday, January 18, at 11:00am at the Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Algood City Cemetery.

Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (931)526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at

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  • Created by: Steve Burton
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175482010
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Jane Johnston Dyess (2 Jan 1924–14 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175482010, citing Algood Cemetery, Algood, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Steve Burton (contributor 48198296) .