Ada Maurine Parsons Tyler, 80, of rural Sweet Springs, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Lutheran Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Concordia.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning, Jan. 16, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at Blackwater Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Chris Ruddell officiating. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Lewis Funeral Chapel in Sweet Springs. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Blackwater Chapel Cemetery Fund. Friends may sign an online guest book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
She was born Nov. 14, 1928, in Sedalia, the daughter of Charles Kincaid "King" Parsons and Ada May Noel Parsons. She attended Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, graduating in 1946. She graduated from Christian College in Columbia in 1948. She worked for Singer Sewing Machine Company in Sedalia, where she taught sewing lessons. She then moved to Golden, Colo., where she worked as a secretary for the Colorado School of Mines for five years. Upon her return to Sedalia, she married R. Clay Tyler on June 7, 1959. She was a room-mother for her children for nearly 15 years at Pettis County R-1 School. She was a member of Blackwater Chapel United Methodist Church, where she served on various committees her entire married life.
She is survived by one son, Tom R. Tyler of Sweet Springs; two daughters, Julia M. Bredehoeft and Jennifer M. Bredehoeft, both of Concordia; seven grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; and two step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, R. Clay Tyler, on Sept. 3, 2006.