LYLES, JEAN SCHULER, of Falls Church VA, formerly of Harwood, MD Beloved wife of the late Billy C. Lyles; Mother of Bill Lyles (Yvonne) of New London, CT and Sandra Lee Seroskie (Edward) of Falls Church, VA. And the late R. Paul Lyles; Grandmother of 11, Great-Grandmother of 14 and Great-Great Grandmother of 2. Surrounded by family, Jean passed peacefully of natural causes, on March 1st, in Arlington, Va. During her life, Jean was devoted to her family and friends and had a strong sense of community volunteerism. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, where she taught RCIA and CCD classes, was a member of the Women's Guild and a Eucharistic Minister. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Jean was a 22 year breast cancer survivor and a core member of the Mount Zion Cancer Support Group, which she helped grow from a hand full to 350 people. She was a mentor in the Survivors Offering Support (SOS) Group for newly diagnosed women from treatment through their first year. Additionally, she was an 18 year survivors' lap participant in the annual Relay for Life. Jean was a Past National President (1959) and a Life Member of the Navy Wives Club of America (NWCA) Eleanor Roosevelt #37. She also served as President of #37, and Secretary/Treasurer of the NWCA National Scholarship Foundation. Relatives and friends may call at the Hardesty Funeral Home, P.A. 905 Galesville Road Galesville, MD 20765 on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM and Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 AM.Mass of Christian burial will be offered at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church 101 Owensville Road West River, MD on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens, Davidsonville, MD. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1041 Rt 3 N. Gambrills, MD 21054, or the NWCA Scholarship Foundation c/o Christina Lara 105 Jeffers Street Portsmouth, VA 23702 or the above church.
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Published in The Capital on Mar. 3, 2013