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Shirley A. Tyler

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Tyler Shirley A. Tyler, 81, Gahanna, formerly of Pickerington, died on April 2, 2017, in the Brookdale Chestnut Hill, Gahanna. Shirley was born in Coshocton County on December 5, 1935, a daughter of the late Carl Gephart and Gertrude Hahn Gephart. She was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, class of 1953. Shirley then attended nursing school at Grant Medical Center, Columbus, where she received her Registered Nurse license. She was employed for several years at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. Shirley was an avid reader throughout her life. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Tyler, who died on December 10, 2010. Shirley and Richard were married on October, 1959. Also deceased is her sister Doris Gephart Mietke. Shirley is survived by an aunt, Dorothy McNary, Florida; a cousin, James Penrod, Lancaster, Ohio; and her step-brother-in-law and his wife, Ronald and Donna (Ford) Yanai, Gahanna, formerly of Newcomerstown, and their family. To honor Shirley's wishes, her remains have been cremated. No formal memorial services will be observed. Burial of her cremated remains beside her late husband, Richard, will take place at a later date at West Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton County, Ohio. Robert Carter and Associates, Columbus is handling all of the arrangements.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Apr. 23, 2017
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