TROY - Melissa (Nies) "Missy" Lyons, age 51 of Troy, Ohio, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born March 7, 1961, in Troy, to Joseph and Pat (Gilliam) Nies Jr.
Missy attended Tippecanoe High School and formerly was employed by Rick Stum Masonry in Tipp City.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Joseph Nies Jr.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 35 years, Lawrence "Butch" Lyons; her mother, Pat Nies of Bryan, Texas; her sons Andy and his wife Lisa Lyons, Tipp City, and Eric Lyons, Tipp City; sister Teresa and her husband Michael Conn, New Carlisle; and Shelley Nies, Blanco, Texas; and her very special grandbabies, Luke and Max Lyons, whom she so dearly loved. Her special loves were camping, cooking, country music, and especially her family and close friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, with Pastor Randy King officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.
Visitation will be on Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m., all at Frings and Bayliff. Visit www.fringsandbayliff.com.