Corlyss Rike DILLARD

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DILLARD, Corlyss Rike Born April 22, 1930 in Sidney, OH, died October 7, 2013. Preceded in death by parents, Pauline and Kenneth Rike; 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. She 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 service is to be conducted at eleven o'clock in the morning on Thursday, the 10th of October at West End United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 9th of October at Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to West End United Methodist Church or Alive Hospice.


Published in The Tennessean on Oct. 8, 2013