Dorothy (Allen) Dyke

Born: Mon., Apr. 16, 1917
Died: Thu., Jun. 11, 2020

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Dorothy Dyke, 103, passed away on Thursday June 11, 2020 at the Rouse Warren Co. Home after a brief stay. She had resided at the Rouse Suites for the past two years and prior to that lived in her home in Lottsville for almost 80 years.

She was born April 16, 1917 to the late Leslie and Amanda Allen and married Ernest Dyke on August 20, 1938, who passed away on November 21, 1985.

She was the “cafeteria lady” at the former Lottsville Elem. School until its closing and after that was employed at the former New Process Co. for several years until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Monday Night Ladies Bowling League at the Sugar Grove Bowling Lanes from their opening to closing. She also enjoyed going to antique tractor pulling, puzzles, watching her grandchildren’s sporting events, crocheting. Making many afghans for family members and family beach trips.
She was a very independent lady and could be seen mowing her lawn and working in her flower beds as well as driving well into her 90’s. She was a former member of the Berea Lutheran Church, and most recently attended the Lottsville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son James Dyke, her daughter, Barbara (Barney) Alexander, grandchildren- Matt (Wendy) Alexander, Jeri Graham, Jimmy (Lori) Dyke, John (Micki) Dyke, all of the Lottsville area, granddaughters, Joanna (Mike) Fehlman of Youngsville and Amy (James) Hedstrom of Rock Hill, SC, several great and great great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Allen and William Allen, a sister, Dora Gustafson, a daughter-in-laws, Ruth Dyke and Donna Dyke.

A private funeral service will be held at the Wrightsville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at the Lottsville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Wrightsville Vol. Fire Dept. 1404 Bull Hill Rd. Pittsfield, Pa. 16340.

The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Gib Mason
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
To Barb and all the Dyke families,
My deepest of condolences go out to you during this sad time.

Phil & Floi Baker
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
Barb, Our condolences to you and your family. Your mom was an amazing lady! I have lots of great memories when we were kids growing up in Lottsville.

Gary Mickle
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
We are deeply saddened by this sad news. She was a wonderful lady who always had an open heart for the family whether it was her children or some of us "extended" members. I remember driving through Lottsville many times and seeing her sitting on her porch swing. She will be missed. May you rest in peace knowing she is with the Lord.

Dan & Fran Kenney
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
Barb & family, Dan & I send our deepest condolences to you during this time of sadness and loss. Your mother had such a full and wonderful life. You were so lucky to have her and it will be so sad without her. May you find peace and comfort over the next days, and one day may your heart be filled with fond memories and less sadness. Hugs to you all.

Jeffrey Allen
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
My condolences for all of the family. Aunt Dorothy was a very special and beautiful woman. I am so glad I got to spend the afternoon with her last summer down at the Suites when I was home. I will always remember the family stories she shared with me. May you find peace. She lived a long and wonderful life.

Deanna Peterson Rice
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
I can fondly remember seeing your Mom mowing her yard and keeping everything looking perfect!. She certainly will be missed by all of you!! And also missed by everyone that knew her. Best wishes to all of you.

Penny, Jason and Jody
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
I'm so very sorry for your loss. It's wonderful that she had such a long life that you could enjoy with her.

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