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April 22, 2013

Rita Jane Oglesby Dyer

Rita JaneOglesby Dyer

SIDNEY — Rita Jane Oglesby Dyer, 63, of Catawissa, Pa., and Sidney, passed away on April 20, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. She was lovingly surrounded by her family and passed away peacefully after an extended illness.

Rita was born in 1949, in Calicoon, to Myrtle B. and Arlen A. Oglesby.

She was predeceased by her father, Arlen, in 1989; and her brother A. Edward Oglesby in 2007.

Rita is survived by three children, Penelope Dyer, Bloomsburg, Pa., Andrew Dyer (wife Crystal), Catawissa, Pa., and Pamela Dyer (fiancé Ronald Jumper Jr.), Mt. Carmel, Pa.; one very special granddaughter, Trisha “TJ” Fasnacht, Bloomsburg, Pa.; and husband, Christopher Dyer of Catawissa, Pa. Rita is also survived by her mother, Myrtle B. Oglesby, Sidney; and four siblings, Sharon Wickes, Sidney, Larue Brower (husband Douglas), Sidney, Helen Russ (husband Philip), Goode, Va., and Wayne Oglesby, Sidney Center; her sister-in-law, Kathleen Oglesby, Unadilla; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Rita was a graduate of Sidney High School. Her joys in life were her family and country living. She worked hard throughout her life and she enjoyed her work at the Columbia County Historical Society the most.

A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. before the service.

Donations in Rita’s memory may be made to the Sidney Senior Village Residents Association, 200 Fox St., Sidney, NY 13848.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

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