Laura Dyson, 77

Laura Gayle Dyson, 77, Roann, died at 12:04 a.m., Saturday, July 5, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born July 3, 1937 in Winslow, to Delbert and "Lady" (Fettinger) Barber.

In 1973, Gayle married Mike Chambers; he preceded her in death. She then married Donald E. "Pappy" Dyson on Dec.5, 1994; he died June 1, 2013. She was a member of New Life Baptist Church. She worked 30 years at General Tire in Wabash, and retired from Wal-Mart in 1999. In her younger years, she was a member of Rainbow Girls. Gayle enjoyed crocheting, cooking, flowers, and shopping. She loved spending time with her grandkids. 

She is survived by her daughter, Cyndi (Tim) Sams; two grandchildren, Christian and Kayla Sams; and step-granddaughter, Alexis Sams, all of Wabash.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 10, at 11 a.m., at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Scott Johnston officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Alzheimer's Foundation.

The memorial guest book for Gayle may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Jul 08