Anna Louise Tyler, 103, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Punta Gorda, Florida and East Dubuque, Illinois, went to be with her Lord on July 8, 2020 while residing in Mesa, Arizona.
Louise was born April 29,1917 in Chatham, Illinois to Ed and Myrtle [Calvin] Dickey. She graduated from Divernon High School in 1935. She worked at the local Post Office before marrying her high school sweetheart, Charles Tyler, in 1937.
She and Chuck lived in Peoria, Illinois, Longview, Texas, Metamora, Illinois, East Dubuque, Illinois and Punta Gorda, Florida.
Louise was a great teacher and enjoyed hosting Child Evangelism Classes in her home as well as at church for school age children. For 70 years she and Chuck were active in the Gideon’s International Organization; distributing Bibles to schools, hospitals and hotels. After her children were raised, she became a secretary at the University of Dubuque in the Music Department, retiring in 1976 when Chuck retired from John Deere, Dubuque.
They traveled extensively in their motor home, enjoying the climate, scenery and sights of all fifty states, as well as Mexico and Canada. They eventually settled in Punta Gorda, Florida where she continued her involvement in church and Bible studies.
She became proficient at golf, even winning several women’s tournaments. One of her great joys and talents was cooking and baking. She loved plants and enjoyed planting a wide variety of flowers.
Their twenty-seven-year residency in Florida ended abruptly in 2004 when Hurricane Charley severely damaged their home. Their children re-settled them in Arizona.
Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, three sisters, three brothers and her son-in-law Ceville Hinman.
Surviving are her two sons, Chuck Tyler of Fullerton, California, Rich [Maggie] Tyler of East Dubuque, Illinois, and two daughters, Lou Ann Hinman of Michigan/ Arizona and Deborah Tyler of Mesa, Arizona; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren, sisters Dorothy Seppi and Blanche Monahan.
Her Service will be held at Brush Creek Cemetery in Divernon, Illinois on July 16, 2020.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions for: Gideons International- P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-0800
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