In Memory: Wylodene Dingler Stephenson (1928-2010)

March 26, 2011
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Gail Stephenson Gurley sent us an email recently to let us know that her mother, Wylodene Dingler Stephenson, passed away last year. Here is Gail’s email:

My Mother, Wylodene Dingler Stephenson passed away May 26th, 2010. She was the daughter of Walter & Latha Dover Dingler. My Father, Ethridge F. Stephenson passed away in 1997.

She passed away (in Oneonta, Alabama, her Hometown for most of her life) after a relatively brief illness.

She loved to go to the Dingler Reunions. She was 80 yrs old & would have been 81 on July 5th, 2010. We have the Dingler Reunion Tea Cup (1990) when the reunion was in Tyler, Tx. Also the Dinglers of the South Book. They were her treasures. She did go to the Reunion in Marietta, Ga. (I believe in 2009), my sisters took her that last time. She was beginning to be in frail health at that time.

Her sisters & brother are:
Evelyn Dingler Vaughn – Texas
Sue Dingler Mitchell – Rome, Ga. ( Deceased)
Kay Dingler Jacobs – Rome, Ga.
Fay Dingler Wilson – Florida (Deceased)
Bob Dingler (Deceased)

Here is Wylodene’s obituary from the Blount Countian:

WYLODENE DINGLER STEPHENSON, 81, of Oneonta, died May 26, 2010, at her residence. A native of Cullman, she was daughter of the late John Walter and Latha Dover Dingler and widow of Ethridge F. Stephenson. She was a member of Allgood Presbyterian Church. Others predeceasing her were sisters Frances Sue Mitchell, Fay Wilson, Lucille Dingler; and brother Robert Dingler.

Surviving are sons Early Wayne (Denise) Stephenson, Oneonta, and James A. Stephenson, Hayden; daughters Margaret Gail (Steve) Gurley, Esther Fay Hicks, and Anne Kay Stephenson, all of Oneonta; sisters Evelyn (Howard) Vaughn, Texas, and Catherine Jacobs, Georgia; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lawrence King officiated services Friday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at Valley Chapel of Oneonta. Interment followed at Green’s Chapel Cemetery, Cleveland. Pallbearers were Jeff Stephenson, Michael Wayne Byars, John Stephenson, Charles Lecroy, Brad Pannell, and Brandon Gilliland. Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Cagle and Anthony Wayne Latta.

Reference: Dinglers of the South
Walter Dingler, 1-1-9-1-1-5, p. 167
Lucille Dingler, 1-1-9-1-1-5-2, p. 167
Evelyn Dingler Vaughn, 1-1-9-1-1-5-3, p. 180
Wylodene Dingler Stephenson, 1-1-9-1-1-5-4, p. 180
Francis Sue Dingler Mitchell, 1-1-9-1-1-5-5, p. 180
Kathleen Dingler Jacobs, 1-1-9-1-1-5-6, p. 180
Faye Dingler Wilson, 1-1-9-1-1-5-7, p. 180
James Walter Dingler, 1-1-9-1-1-5-8, p. 180

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