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Care partners at Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties go above and beyond to invest in each patient and consider his or her time with us to be a celebration of life. It’s our goal to help you cement your loved one’s legacy by embracing his or her life story and presenting it to others. Please, share your loved one’s life story with us today. We believe that illustrating life’s stories provides peace of mind for families while strengthening our community.  Contact 937-256-4490 ext. 4409 or fill out the form below to share your story today.

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The Heart of a Volunteer


Chris Williams In this story within a story, an author’s story intersects with his subject’s. The author of the story below is Chris Williams (at left), a former staff member at Hospice of Dayton who joined the staff in May 2014 and who recently resigned to devote attention full-time to his studies in his final year at Wright State University.  As part of his ongoing story, Chris has found a way to keep connected to his Hospice family.

As a communications major, Chris is now writing for the student-run DailyFlipz  ( mobile website.  He is developing a series of hospice related stories for the site, which will also be published in Hospice of Dayton outlets.  In fact, the story below, “The Heart of a Volunteer,” was written by  Chris and is published here by permission. We wish Chris all the best in his future endeavors, including his work sharing stories from Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton!

Read more about Sue Rutherford, a volunteer who helps with Hospice grief services, written by Chris Williams:  (more…)

More Stories

Fairy Garden Provides Respite Care for Patients and Families

Miriam Morrison, Director of Volunteer Services   Nestled in an area of manicured bushes at the back of the Dayton Hospice House is a fairy garden of tiny benches, a gazebo, a picnic table, stone sidewalks and fences, toadstools, fairies, and lights, surrounded by miniature plants. The gardens at the Dayton Hospice House provide respite…

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Volunteer Vision Summer 2013

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Volunteer Vision Spring 2013

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Volunteer Vision Winter 2013

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When Families Need it Most

Dr. Gary LeRoy serves on the Board of Trustees for Hospice of Dayton. As a family practitioner, Dr. LeRoy sees the possibility of enabling a loved one to die at home instead of in a hospital as an act of love, an act of generational devotion. “When a disease diagnosis leaves no hope for cure,…

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Decades of Dedication

Larry Glickler was new to Dayton and only 25 years old when he became the owner of a funeral home and began his passion for Hospice of Dayton. “A representative from Hospice of Dayton came to a meeting of funeral directors and asked for volunteers. I volunteered and I never left.” Thirty years later, Larry…

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The Storeyteller’s Story

Jerry Gump always has stories to share. Sharing is what comes naturally to Jerry. That’s why he became a volunteer for hospice in 2005. He was just a few years into his retirement after a thirty year career as a Housing Inspector for the City of Middletown when doctors diagnosed his wife of 35 years…

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Walking Beside Patients

There is no one more dedicated to the Hospice of Dayton mission than Judy Cole. Judy, a widow and mother of two, joined Hospice of Dayton as a volunteer following her husband’s death in June, 2004. She had retired from her job and sought a new and meaningful role. She found it at Hospice of…

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