The Rev. Marian Dyer PDF Print E-mail

The Reverend Marian Ruthe Woodle Dyer, 53, of Pomaria, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at her residence.

Born in Chester, she was a daughter of Clarence Marion and Hattie Ruthe Parker Woodle. She was a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School and received her undergraduate degree from Columbia College and her Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary. She was the pastor of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church. Rev. Dyer was adventurous and loved traveling and being on the water. She was a dedicated military wife and a true friend.

Rev. Dyer is survived in addition to her parents, Clarence and Hattie Woodle of Elgin by her husband, Mikell D. Dyer; and a daughter, Adrian Ruthe Dyer of the home; a sister, Frances Woodle Lundy of Lugoff, and brothers, Paul Woodle of Belton and Michael Woodle of Columbia.

A worship service celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church by the Rev. Glenn Davis and Rev. Faith Weedling. Burial will be in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Choir Fund, 2360 Mt. Pleasant Road, Pomaria, SC 29126

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#30 Rebecca Elswick 2012-04-09 07:19
Adrian, my heart is with you.
#29 Tonya OCain 2012-04-05 07:50
Mike, I just found out about Marian yesterday. I am so very sorry. We will be praying for you and Adrian as you grieve and heal. She is in the arms of the Lord now, but she always has been and so have you! Love in Christ, Jerry, Tonya and Tanner
#28 Tara Galvin 2012-04-03 05:11
Mikell ....I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. I never had the chance to meet her, but I know she was special. May the memories you shared, the love of family and friends, and God help you and your family during the days to come. Again, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Tara
#27 Tara Galvin 2012-04-03 05:10
Mikell ....I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. I never had the chance to meet her, but I know she was special. May the memories you shared, the love of family and friends, and God help you and your family during the days to come. Again, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Tara
#26 Karen Hartman 2012-04-02 23:30
Dear Mike,Adrian, Pat,Bill and the family
I remember Marion's winning smile when I first came to Salem. She just lit up the room. I feel blessed in knowing her the past few years in different ministries and education. I know the Epiphany community and Emmaus Communities will also miss her present. Praying for all of you during this great loss. But celebrating a lovely life amoung us! Sincerely.
#25 John & Helen Zoch 2012-04-02 10:01
Dear Woodle Family, Mike & Adrian, our hearts go out to all of you. God Bless You at this difficult time. Our Memories of Marion are like yesterday when she was a young teen and singing in the Youth Choir at Salem UMC in Elgin. I can still see our daughter, Janine & Marion in their aqua jumper & blouse singing for our Savior. Marion's smile was contagious. We loved her, as we do all of you. Just know we're with you in Spirit. Francis, we know how close you & your sister were and the love you shared. Admiralable. We love you.
#24 Diane and Rodney Wel 2012-04-01 21:23
To the Woodle family, Adrian and Mike,
Our sympathy to your family. When her death was announced today at Salem UMC, I immediately thought of a conversation we had one time when we discovered that we shared the same birth date. Marian was a delight and I'm so glad that she fulfilled her dreams of ministry. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.
#23 Della Raines 2012-04-01 17:04
Dear Mike, Adrian, Paul, Frances, Michael, Uncle Bill, and Aunt Pat,

Marian was such a special cousin. I can still remember all those plays we made up and performed at Christmas. Our holidays were magical, and much of the reason lies with Marian's bubbly personality and spirit. She will truly be missed by us all. I am keeping you all in my prayers.
#22 Genie Wright 2012-04-01 09:24
Marian was so very special to us. we referred to her as our "black-haired girl"..growing up with our daughter Genie she was always around to do things with our family. Her devotion to her family and friends was evident in all that she did. she will truly be missed by our family.. she is now an angel.......
love to you all,
The Wright Family...
#21 Pat Mccullough 2012-03-31 21:18
Mike and Adrian, i feel so blessed that Marian was a part of my life, i am so sorry for your loss, you all are in my prayers.
#20 Sheriff Lee Foster 2012-03-31 16:20
Our family offers you our prayers, concerns and condolences in your loss. Rev. Dyer fought a good fight with grace and courage. She know has been healed and is at rest with our risen Lord. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#19 Peggy Hyden Wysong 2012-03-31 15:00
Dearest cousin Mikell,

Our family has certainly had more than our share of illness and death. It never gets easier. But our family's faith in God is very strong, and it is that faith that will get you through this. I know you will shed tears, but you will also smile when you recall precious memories of all of your years with Marian. Our love and prayers are with you and Adrian.
#18 Jill Longshore 2012-03-30 22:25
Adrian and Mike,
We are so sorry for the loss you are going through. Reverend Dyer was a great and courageous woman. Just remember the good times you have experienced and the things you have learned by her side. She will be watching over you till you can be together again.
Tommy and Jill Longshore
#17 Richard Chambers 2012-03-30 13:43
Adrian, our prayers are with you and your dad and all of the family.
I cherish the great times that we had with Marion. We came to SC for her Graduation, and had such a great time. We have riden horses togehter, swam,skied, fished, and played every game in the world from checkers to dominoes and our favorite Kings on the Corner.Marion was such a fun loving person with a beautiful attitude that helped to bond our very diverse family together. Walk in Christ and carry on her legacy to make the world better. She made the world better just by walking into a room. I so wish we could be there with you at this time. Our prayers are with you . Love Richard/Brenda/Dara Chambers
#16 Sallie Hayes 2012-03-30 12:46
Mike and Adrian, my prayers or with you. May God give you comfort and strength now and in the coming months. May you feel God holding you.
#15 Willie Morris 2012-03-30 08:05
Mike, Adrian and Family, You have our sympathy. Marian was so courageous while she fought so hard against this awful thing called cancer. It's hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life. God Bless You! You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and Peace.
#14 Tina Fowler 2012-03-30 07:49
Mike and Adrian,
We are very saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person! Marian was a very special lady and devoted Pastor. We will miss her very much and will continue to pray for you and Adrian! All our love the Fowler Family
#13 Gina McClain 2012-03-30 02:34
My condolence on the loss of Marian to the entire Woodle/Dyer family. May she be at peace,
#12 Rev. Connie Barnes 2012-03-29 21:42
I was deeply, deeply saddened to learn of Marian's passing. I know your hearts are broken. May you find comfort from the words of Psalm 34:18, which says, "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted." May you all feel the tender touch of God's love and the support of friends.
Marian was faithful and courageous. She encouraged me to participate in the process to become a delegate for our conference. I shall missed her beautiful and welcoming smile. With heartfelt sympathy.
#11 Jim and Care Arnold 2012-03-29 21:11
Our hearts and thoughts are with you at this hard time. May God bless you as we have been blessed by your lives being touched by yours. We love you!
#10 Asia Kelley 2012-03-29 20:21
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ms. Kelley
#9 Jamie Fulmer 2012-03-29 20:05
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you during this time and may you lean on Him. She is in a much better place with no pain and no sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love,
#8 Valerie Haltiwanger 2012-03-29 14:42
Adrian, We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She is now with God, with whom she dedicated her life and career. Her smile will be remembered by all who met her; and your family's memories of her will never be taken away from you. May God help heal your heart--Mrs. Halt
#7 Rosemarie Dickert 2012-03-29 14:36
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Although I only knew Marian a short 3 years I do know what a gracious and loving lady she was. I applaud her courage and commitment to fight and will continue the fight for her. May God's loving arms wrap around you and give you comfort and peace. Keeping you my thoughts and prayers.
#6 Lynn Grimsley 2012-03-29 14:34
I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Dyer family and the Mt. Pleasant community. What a great loss for you, but what great joy in heaven. My prayers are with you.
#5 Brent, Tammy & David 2012-03-29 14:02
We will be praying for you. Marian was a blessing to my mother and grandmother. Marian will surely be missed. May God grant you peace and understanding.
#4 Ken & Wanda Stueber 2012-03-29 12:27
We are very sorry for your loss>
#3 Anthony Pelton 2012-03-29 11:54
Rev. Dyer did a wonderful job here at Mt. Pleasant and will be deeply missed. For Mike and Adrian I can only echo the words of Rev. Williams
#2 Rev Jim Williams 2012-03-29 09:49
To Mike, Adrian, and all the other family members, we offer our condolence. Marian was courageous in her commitment to our Lord and Savior. She has fought the good fight, she has run the race, and has kept the faith, and deserves to receive the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, will give to her. She leaves us all with a challenge to live the faith no matter what obsticles may be cast in our way. May the God of all comfort be with each of you.
#1 Jason Long 2012-03-29 08:54
Sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.