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Lois Lucretia Dye

Lois Lucretia Dye, 81 of Richmond, passed away peacefully with her family with her Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010.

Born Oct. 19, 1929, in Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Margaret Potts Kemp.

A 1947 graduate of Jefferson Union High School, she was a member of Richmond United Methodist Church, a charter member of the former Richmond Lioness Club and a member of Jefferson Hills Garden Club. She was a member of Richmond American Legion Post #740 Women's Auxiliary and worked for 48 years as a poll worker (longest of anyone) for Jefferson County Board of Elections. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Lois was an excellent cook and baker, a beautiful seamstress, and a wonderful homemaker.

She is survived by her sons, Lenny Dye of Wintersville, and Eric Dye of Florida; her daughters, Debbie (Joe) Campana of Wintersville, Maylee Dye of Warrenton, VA, and Heather Dye of Wheeling, WV; her sister, Jackie (Ed) Clark Haynes of Steubenville; her grandchildren, Lance Roush of Canton, Danielle (Shane) Allen of Pataskala, Waylon Dye of Richmond, Bob Gillette of Wheeling, WV, Eric Gibson of Steubenville, Marcy (Jeff) Olnhausen of Temperance, MI, and Natalie (Dan) Lucas of Bloomingdale; her great-grandchildren, Damien Roush, Preston and Carson Allen, Larissa Gibson, Mary and Sarah Olnhausen and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Warner Dye who passed away March 27, 2007; her son, Bruce Dye who passed away July 25, 2006; her brothers Marshall, Bruce, and Boyd Kemp, and her brother-in-law, Dean Clark.

Friends may call at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 West Main St.; Richmond Saturday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carol Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Richmond Union cemetery. Condolences may be sent online at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Detroit Chapter, 2265 Livernois Suite 410, Troy, MI, 48083


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