Denise  Dyson
Denise K. Lighty Dyson, 62, of Crawfordsville, passed away at 4:41 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Ben Hur Nursing Home, Crawfordsville. She had been battling cancer the past year. She was born in Crawfordsville, April 17, 1957, the daughter of the late Marion and Barbara Linker Lighty. She married Darrell Dyson on July 5, 1975, in St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Crawfordsville and he survives.
Denise was a 1975 graduate of Fountain Central High School. She retired after 26 years of service with Heritage Products in Crawfordsville. Denise had a strong love of her family and rarely missed any activities of her children or grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and involved with 'Bernie's Buffet. Denise enjoyed gardening, genealogy and belonged to a card club.
Denise was raised in Hillsboro and that is where she found her faith. She held the Hillsboro United Methodist Church very near and dear to her heart and a large part of her spiritual journey.
Surviving along with her husband, Darrell are: two daughters, Amanda 'Mandi' (Tim) Gerdes of Crawfordsville and Missi (Brandon) Lee of Coatsville; a son, Curt (Dana) Dyson of Darlington; 14 grandchildren, Taylor, Gage, Marley, Gavin, Ross, Lily, Maci, Isabel, Mayla, Cooper, Mavery, Brogan (deceased), twins, Magnolia and Mosley; two brothers also survive, Barry (Brenda) Lighty of Crawfordsville and Greg (Marlene) Lighty of Veedersburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Brogan Lee.
Visitation hours are 3 - 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Family and Friends Funeral Home of Wingate. Rite of Christian Burial, 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Crawfordsville with Father Chris Shocklee officiating. Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be directed to Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, 12165 Highland Road, Hot Springs, SD 57747. Visit us at to sign the guest book or leave a memory.
Published on November 20, 2019


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