Edith Colvin Dyal
Funeral Date: 4/8/2017

Edith Colvin Dyal, 88, born March 9, 1928, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016 surrounded by her family. A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her three daughters, Kathy Schwab and husband James, Deborah DeMeo and husband Jonathan, and Lisa Reese and husband Andrew; and nine grandchildren, Joshua Schwab, David Schwab, Lauren Hinkle, Mark Hinkle, Frances Hinkle, Taylor Hinkle, Emily DeMeo, Tyler Reese, and Christina Reese. She is also survived by her brother, Tom Alfred Colvin of Warren, Arkansas. She was happily married to the love of her life, William Dyal for 66 wonderful years before his passing on January 25, 2015. Together they shared a life of service and adventure as missionaries in Latin America and later working for the Peace Corps. Edith continued in a supportive role during Williamís tenure with the Inter American Foundation, AFS and St Johnís College. An El Dorado, Arkansas native and Baylor University alumna, she continued her education to achieve her Master of Education, Master of Arts, and Doctorate of Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She lovingly taught many students in her home piano studios and as a professor at College of Charleston, SC. In her retirement, Edith was a PEO Chapter member, a member of the Ladyfingers piano quartet group and very involved with Fredericksburg Baptist Church. She shared her gift of music with her grandchildren and her community. Edith inspired others with her compassion, generosity, and exemplary gratitude for the simple things that make life lovely. She leaves a lasting imprint on all those who had the privilege to know her and be a part of her life. Although her family will miss her on Earth, they are comforted to know she is reunited again with her Bill and with the many loved ones who departed before her. Graveside services were held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Oakland Cemetery in Warren by Frazerís Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home.