Shirley A. Dye

07/19/1934 - 01/11/2024


Obituary For Shirley A. Dye

Shirley A. Dye, age 89 of Lima, passed away at 4:03 p.m., Thursday, January 11, 2023, at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born in Rushsylvania on July 19, 1934, to Burrell and Donna (Ensley) Fillinger who preceded her in death. She married Jerry A. Dye, Jr. on September 23, 1950, and he preceded her in death on June 29, 2023, after over 72 years of marriage.

Surviving are four sons whom she loved: Clifford (Nancy) Dye of Lima, Michael (Cynthia) Dye of Mesa, AZ, Timothy (Penny) Dye of Pontiac, IL and Douglas (Brenda) Dye of Van Wert; her beloved 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Audrey Thompson of Lima.

In her earlier years, she worked for Howard Johnson's and then for Bath Township. Shirley was a longtime member of Grace Baptist Church. She graduated from Shawnee High School and was very computer literate.

Visitation will be on Monday, January 15, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1097 Fett Ave., Lima where services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, with Pastor Matthew Oliver officiating. Burial will be in Rushsylvania Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Homecare & Hospice or Grace Baptist Church.

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  • 01/16/2024

    The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Shirley and all her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

  • 01/14/2024

    Tim ,Doug, and the rest of the family .Sorry to see the loss of your Mom. Will be praying for you as you morn the loss of both parents in such a short time.

  • 01/14/2024

    Your family has our condolences. You'll be in our thoughts and prayers.

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