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Dorothy Byrum

August 8, 1923 — November 19, 2018

Dorothy Irene (Rudy) Byrum, 95, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2018 at the Village Green Health Campus in Greenville.

She was born on August 8, 1923 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Amos and Myrtle (Riffell) Rudy.

In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husbands; Joseph Grubb in 1977, Wallace Stump, Sr in 1992, and Robert Byrum in 2013; her brothers, Raymond and Emerson Rudy; and sisters, Mary Rismiller, Ruth Rudy, and Glenna Blore.

Dorothy graduated from Palestine High School in 1942. She was employed at Fram for 37 years, where she was one of the first women working on the assembly line. Dorothy was a faithful follower of Christ and a member of the Greenville Missionary Church, where she served as secretary of the board for several years. She enjoyed scrapbooking, going for walks, cooking, and enjoyed being in the company of family and friends.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Greg (Darlene) Grubb of Greenville; and her daughter, Cinda (Tom) Deeter of New Madison; four grandchildren, Justin (September) Grubb, Joshua Deeter, Amy Deeter, and Corey (Amanda) Deeter; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca O'Connor; two step-grandchildren, Michelle (Andy) Poeppelman and Thomas Shaw; and one step-great grandson, Spencer Poeppelman.

A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus with Pastor Gary Oser officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington, Ohio.

Dorothy's family and friends may visit from 9:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made to the State of the Heart Care, 1350 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331 or Greenville Missionary Church, 1110 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331.

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