Corlyss Rike Dillard

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Corlyss Rike Dillard, of Nashville, Tenn., died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013.

She was born April 22, 1930, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Pauline and Kenneth Rike. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, William E. Crump, who died in 1956, and Kenneth H. Dillard, who died in 1997.

Mrs. Dillard graduated from Miami University, Ohio in 1952, earned her first Masters in Education in 1962 and her second Masters in Special Education in 1972, both from Peabody College. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She taught in several places, including Guam and Hong Kong, but was a Homebound Teacher for Metro Nashville for the majority of her career.

An active member of West End United Methodist Church since 1960, a member of the Upper Room Sunday School Class, teacher of the Disciple Bible Study Series and Past President of the United Methodist Women. S

he is survived by her children, Dr. Lincoln Rike Mui (Gretchen), Rachael Dillard Cain (John), Rebecca Lynne Dillard and Mark DeWesse Dillard (Della); grandchildren, Adam Tucker (Amanda), David Tucker and Andrew Smith-Mui; great-grandchild, Addison Tucker; sister, Lynne Rike Herndon (William); nephew, Scott Lindsey (Beth); nieces, Sally Lindsey, Stephy Lindsey Glenn and Shannon Lindsey Stutsman (Chris).

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements were under the direction of Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, Nashville.

Memorials may be made to West End United Methodist Church or Alive Hospice.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 15, 2013
Arrangements under the direction of:
Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home | Nashville Funeral Home
201 25th Ave North | Nashville, TN 37203 | (615) 327-1111
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