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DIERKER, Kathy passed away quietly at home on May 30, 2012 at the age of 68. Throughout her life, Kathy was a tireless advocate for those in need, whether two or four-legged. From Kathy's dreams of a more humane treatment of animals, SICSA (The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals) was born in her living room many years ago. Through hundreds of volunteers and innumerable hours, Kathy forever changed and enriched the lives of countless people and animals in the Miami Valley. However, Kathy's advocacy for those in need didn't stop with SICSA. Kathy went on to champion the cause of students in need as well as those with Multiple Sclerosis. For the last eleven years, Kathy was Executive Director for Life Essentials, working tirelessly for the cause of the frail and forgotten people in Montgomery County. Kathy did all of this in spite of her own battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Demonstrating tremendous courage and strength in the face of adversity, Kathy set a shining example of perseverance that will be greatly missed by us all. Kathy was passionate about Indiana Basketball and golf. She was a long time member of Walnut Grove Country Club, and enjoyed the beauty of the outdoors as much as playing the game. Although Kathy lived much of her life in Dayton, her heart always belonged to her beloved Charleston, South Carolina. She often reminisced of wonderful times there. Kathy is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Edward Dierker, and her children Deedra (Ron) Wetherholt, and Ed (Kara) Dierker, grandchild Karlee Dierker, adored brother Perry Bryant, and nephew Ryan Harlow. In lieu of flowers or donations in her name, please gift us with your presence at a Celebration of her Life at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-Far Hills Chapel on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. As a tribute to our Mom, Wife, and Sister we would love for you to share your favorite memories in the Memory book we'll have available.
Published in Dayton Daily News from June 1 to June 2, 2012