Marjorie Jane Reed Dysert

May 31, 1918 - July 25, 2018
Marjorie Jane Reed Dysert

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Marjorie Jane Reed Dysert went home to her Lord on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, following a brief illness. Having just celebrated her centennial birthday, Marjorie was born on May 31, 1918 in Wellsville, Ohio. A 1936 graduate of Wellsville High School, Marjorie was employed by the Wellsville School District where she taught for 21 years. After retirement, she was elected to the Wellsville Board of Education for 2 terms, acting 4 years as president. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Geneva College and also attended Kent State University and the University of Dayton.

Marjorie was active in many civic and social organizations. After volunteering for work in the PTA while her children were in elementary school, she went on to be a member and past president of the Wellsville Women’s Civic Club, and a member and past president of the Lady Elks. She was also a member and past president of the Wellsville Historical Society and a member of the Wellsville Arts Club.

She is a past member of the Alpha Iota chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma, and was also a member of the Board of the Big Sisters and Big Brothers in Lisbon, and served on the Board of the Liberty Theater Group in Wellsville. She served 10 years as the President of the Wellsville Beautification Committee. In 1982, she was appointed by Mayor Wayne Rose as a member of the Wellsville Board of Health, and served as president until the city became a village in 1990.

She was one of the founders of the Wellsville High School Alumni Association and served as secretary for 15 years. After joining the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce, she served as secretary for 25 years, and remained in the administrative position of Historian until recently.

The many honors bestowed upon Marjorie include:

Woman of the Year by the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce in 1983 and 1993

East Liverpool Area Jaycees Civic Service Award, 1990

Morning Journal Citizen of the Year Award, 1990

G.W. McMillan “Friend of the School”, 2003

Wellsville “Legend” Award, 2008

Wellsville Board of Education Award, 1997 and 2018

Wellsville “Gold Star” and citizen awards in honor of her 100th birthday, Chamber of Commerce, 2018

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Carl Reed and Tressa Shamblin-Reed, as well as her husband, Russell Sharretts- Dysert and two children: Jay Eugene Dysert and Rebecca O’Dell Dysert-Watson. Surviving members of her family include her eldest son: Dane A. Dysert and his wife, Jodee, of Wellsville and her eldest daughter: Jill Dysert-Kountz and her husband, Richard, also of Wellsville; 12 grandchildren: Deanna Dysert , Russell Dysert (Karen), John Dysert, William “Ted” Dysert, Ryan Kountz (Cindy), Courtney Kountz, Marjorie Kountz-Davis (Reese), Stephen Dysert, Dane Dysert, Eric Dysert, Richard Kountz (Brittany) and Alexander Watson; 12 great-grandchildren: Natalie Capito, Brittany Dysert- Murray, Morgan Dysert, Zachary Dysert, Caleb Kountz, Reese Kountz, Gavin Kountz, Liam Kountz, Amelia Kountz, Riley Kountz, Lola Davis and Noah Kountz ; and 4 great-great grandchildren: Ashton Saad, Isabella Capito, Tennyson Murray and Bryar Murray. She will also be missed by her very good friends, Vickie Cianni and Mickey Graham, and by her beloved dog, Guinness.

Services will be held at the MacLean Chapel of the Care Funeral And Cremation Specialists on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11 AM with Pastor Dirk Hall of Living Well Church and Pastor Duane Hetzer of Riverside Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will take place in Spring Hill Cemetery.

Family will be present to receive friends at the MacLean Chapel on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 PM.

Donations may be made in Marjorie’s name to the Wellsville High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 629, Wellsville, Ohio.


Saturday, July 28, 2018
11:00 AM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Spring Hill Cemetery - Directions
1301 10th Street Extension
Wellsville, Ohio 43968


Friday, July 27, 2018
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968

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  • July 26, 2018
    Esther Calhoun says:
    Marge had a great influence on both students and fellow teachers. I am thrilled to have called her friend.

  • July 27, 2018
    Janice Corbisello says:
    My sincerest condolences to the family. Mrs Dysert was one of my favorite teachers and she taught me so much. I will forever hold her in a special place in my heart. She was a lady with a lot of class!! Rest in Peace Mrs. Dysert

  • July 27, 2018
    Jeff Martin says:
    I met Marjorie when I was a news reporter for The Morning Journal from 2001-2007. She was extremely warm and gracious with her time and helped me when I needed it. Thoughts and prayers to her family.