Lavottis (Dyer) Back

September 18, 1940 - August 13, 2019

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Friday, August 16, 2019
2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Secor Funeral Home
202 W Maple Street
Willard , Ohio

Saturday, August 17, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Secor Funeral Home
202 W Maple Street
Willard , Ohio

Lavottis (Dyer) Back, age 78, of North Fairfield, Ohio passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at The Willows of Willard after a lengthy illness.

She was born on September 18, 1940 in Salyersville, Kentucky to the late Chester and Berta (Rowe) Dyer.

Lavottis attended South Central School and had worked at Kent Sporting Goods and Pioneer Rubber. She taught Sunday school for many years and loved to play the piano and sing in church. She also played the accordion and guitar in her younger years. Mom always had a song in her heart and loved talking on the phone to her family and friends.

Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Donna (Back) and Jim Mull of Willard and Linda Back of North Fairfield; a grandson and his wife, Daren and Nichole Mull and great granddaughter, Harper Mull; brothers, Herman (Dolores) and Don (Diane) Dyer; sisters, Roberta Montgomery, Janis Sue (Bob) Dick and Gwen (Dave) Kilgore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. Back in January of 2006; four siblings that died at birth and sister, Burretta Clagg; and parents, Chester and Berta (Rowe) Dyer.

True greatness is determined by the love and devotion one gives and receives in their everyday contact with their family, friends and neighbors. Our home will be lonesome without Mom. Her voice we'll hear no more, but the memory of Mom will always remain in our lives. We feel that our loss is heavens gain.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Pastor Ralph Farmer. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences can be left for the family at


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DENIS & ROBERTA RAPP - Aug 19, 2019
Linda our deepest sympathies. We were so sorry to read of your Mother's passing when we got back to town. May God Bless You and give you peace.
Eugene Back - Aug 19, 2019
So sorry to hear about your beloved mother, grandmother and aunt! Prayers are being sent your way. Love Eugene
Debra Tackett - Aug 17, 2019
I'm sending prayers and love. She was such a great woman. May god be with you.
Patricia Cok - Aug 17, 2019
I am very sorry to hear about your mom! May our Loving God hold all of you close to Him! Keeping you in my prayers!
Michalla Eitle - Aug 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and it was an honor to be one of her nurses.
Karyn and Liz Marcum - Aug 16, 2019
We heard about your moms passing today. So many memories of your parents and us girls. Heaven gained a angel today! Keeping you all in our prayers and that peace and comfort will abound. Love Karyn Collins and Elizabeth Marcum and girls. 🙏
Pam May - Aug 16, 2019
Heaven has gained an angel. My deepest condolences for those left behind. I know you're hurting but just think of the rejoicing in heaven. Soon we will all be together again.
Angellia Rowe - Aug 16, 2019
Condolences to the family, & all others that loved her. May you find peace in the memories that you hold near & dear to your heart.
Linda Shepherd Jackson - Aug 16, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I knew Lavottis and Paul almost my entire life, truly wonderful people. She will be greatly missed.
Angela Back Spence - Aug 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss Donna & Linda! Your mom gave me many great memories with her fear of snakes, and her wonderful voice in song! May you know she is dancing and singing with your father Paul now!!! May we all rejoice in knowing they are at peace together!! Angie
Pud & Pat Stephens - Aug 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of Lavottis passing. Thoughts and Prayers to all of you. Lavottis will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know her. Mary has gained her friend back. Hugs
Melinda Dennison - Aug 15, 2019
So deeply saddened at the loss . She was always so very sweet to me at Church and caring! My sympathy and Prayers to the entire Back Family
So sorry for your lost - Aug 15, 2019
Joanna Back - Aug 15, 2019
Donna and Linda - so sorry to hear the loss of your mom. She will be greatly missed. God be with in your time of healing. Love you
Becki Lukitsh - Aug 15, 2019
My heart and prayer goes out to you all.... she was for sure the foundation to your family and will be greatly missed my many....
Randall Richards - Aug 15, 2019
Donna & Linda, Just saw the note about your mother’s passing. So sad to hear this news. Your family and mine shared a lot of fun times together when my dad pastored the Norwalk church. I will be unable to attend due to a recent surgery, but know that I am praying for your family for the Holy Spirit to comfort your hearts. In His love-Randall & the Richards family
Betty Mills and Becky Adelman - Aug 15, 2019
So sorry for your family’s loss. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all🙏🏼
Dianna Alsept - Aug 15, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.
Debbie Osborne Robinson - Aug 15, 2019
I am sad to hear your precious mom has passed. Thoughts and prayers for you all and cherish your memories.
Nancy Jordan - Aug 15, 2019
So sorry to hear about your Moms passing. My Prayers and thoughts are with your family. May God be with you durning this loss.
Brandy Bach Lain - Aug 15, 2019
So very sorry to hear this. She was always so kind to me. Glad I was able to see her a few months ago. Prayers to everyone.
Mike & Donna Hutchison - Aug 15, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you all!
Jim & Viola Hutchison - Aug 14, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire family 🙏
Harvey &Shirley Puckett - Aug 14, 2019
Sending our condolences ,love and Prayers!