Barbara Jean Dye
Barbara Jean Dye, age 78, of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and formerly of 11 Lynn Road, Shelby, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Barbara was born on July 20, 1926 in Lynchburg, VA the daughter of the late Charles Herman and Lucie E. (Ward) Dye. Barbara moved to Shelby as a child with her parents as they were the founders and owners of the Dye Funeral Home in Shelby (currently the Turner Funeral Home). She was a 1945 graduate of Shelby High School. Barbara was a telephone operator for many years for the Shelby Telephone Company and she also worked at the Castamba Theater. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and was a volunteer for the American Heart Association. She enjoyed genealogy and traced her family back to the 1600’s in Scotland. Barbara was always proud of campaigning for John Glenn’s first campaign for United States Senator. She and her mother Lucie hosted a reception and dinner for John Glenn at their Lynn Road home.
Barbara is survived by 2 nieces, Anne Henning of Newcastle, WA and Jennifer Bousquet of Chicopee, MA; a brother-in-law, William Fath of Springfield, MA; a great niece and nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Susan Fath in 1997.
Friends may call on Saturday, March 19, 2005 from 12:30 – 1:30 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.