CANTON - Dorothy J. Tyler, age 86, of Canton, formerly Astoria, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Canton.
Born Sept. 13, 1927, in Peoria, she was a daughter to the late Lawrence Tyler and Kathryn Beam-Knepp.
She obtained her master's degree in education and traveled all over the country, teaching medical coding, until her retirement in 1994.
She was a member of The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War since 1965.
She is survived by two nieces and two nephews, Kathy Gray of Peoria, Sarah (David) Haynes of Canton, Larry Dunham of Bartonville and Andy (Becky) Dunham of Pelion, S.C.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Linda Dunham; and one niece, Lou (Terry) Dunham-Mathus.
A private graveside committal will take place Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville.
Arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria.
Online condolences may be made at. www.Remmertfuneralhome.com.