Dolores Hyson

Dolores Hyson (Cuff)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 1935 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Mom, Dolores Hyson, is finally home. She made that journey on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Mom was born in Bridgetown, NJ, on Jan 22 1935, to the home of Harold and Carolyn Cuff. She was the youngest of 5 children.

After high school graduation she had planned on attending Eastern Nazarene College. Those plans changed when the money she had saved was needed to help pay for her father’s medical expenses. Had she gone to college, she may never have met the love of her life, Frank J Hyson, at the local skating rink.

On June 27, 1953, mom established her own home, with Frank Hyson. Anyone who knew her, knew she was part of a dynamic pair.

They welcomed a son, Dr. Ronald Hyson, who married Brenda (Stark), and calls Dallas his home. Six years later they welcomed me, Cindy Thorpe. I live here in Wooster, with my husband Tim. Mom would tell you that her pride and joy, is her only grandchild, Stephanie Joy Graves, Ron and Brenda’s daughter. Stephanie is married to Philip and calls Dallas home.

Mom was a homemaker who had many gifts, several of which stand out. First, the gift of hospitality. She welcomed any opportunity to organize a gathering. Our home was always open to friends, as well as “soon to be friends”, but her hospitality reached outside those walls.

Mom demonstrated the gift of generosity and taught me what that truly means.
She was generous of material and spiritual things, freely giving to others, no strings attached. Many gifts were personal, others more broad reaching, like the Hyson Scholarship Fund at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, established so that others would have the opportunity that wasn’t afforded her.

Mom’s greatest gift was her quiet way of sharing her love for Jesus Christ.

My brother and I wish to thank everyone who lovingly shared in the care of our mother at West View Healthy Living, Danbury and through Life Care Hospice. A special thanks to her friends who loved and supported all of us through her journey home.

A memorial service will be held at Custer Glenn Funeral home on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00. Friends are welcome to visit with us the hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Hyson Scholarship Fund at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Custer-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    2284 Benden Dr
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, April 11th, 2019 11:00am
    Custer-Glenn Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    2284 Benden Dr
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Interment

    Sherwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    7067 Cleveland Rd.
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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Cindy Thorpe

Posted at 08:57am
A sweet card that seemed so appropriate.

Diane Rowe

Posted at 07:42pm
I was hoping that my 10 o’clock patient on Thursday would cancel so I could make it to calling hours for your Mom. I really wanted to be there.
I don’t think I ever saw Dolores without her quiet, sweet smile. She was so helpful to me as a young mom, babysitting Adam anytime I needed help. She and Frank became Adam’s biggest fans, following his baseball career and cheering him on.
I had so much fun sitting with Dolores at spring training games in Fort Myers. Remembering one particular game always makes me laugh. When Adam was on the mound, I would often call out, “Make that ball dance, now.” Next batter, Dolores yelled it, too. Then, she leaned over to me and giggled, “Can Nazarenes say that?” We both laughed and kept on yelling it.
Dolores was one of God’s special jewels, shining the light of His love and goodness to everyone she encountered. I know my life has been enriched because her life touched mine.
My deepest sympathy, and may God’s greatest comfort be with you all, Diane Rowe

Beth Hodges

Posted at 10:59am
Sincere condolences on your mom's passing. It has been a long journey. It was obvious how special and beautiful your mom was even as memory challenges presented themselves. Cindy and Tim, your efforts, spirit and presence added to quality of life and joy to not only your mom, but to all the Danbury Memory residents. Thank you for your contribution of service and sharing yourself. Beth Hodges and Dottie Crystal

Gary and Darla Sivewright

Posted at 09:39am
Your mother was class in every sense of the word. We pray for God's presence and peace that comes only in knowing she's now with the One she served.
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Elsa and Dennis Boen

Posted at 02:25pm
Cindy and Tim and all the Family,
You are in our prayers as you celebrate your Mom’s life. I loved hearing your Mom sing the wonderful, old hymns as I played the piano at Westview.

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