TYLER, Edwinna J. "Winnie" (Jones)

Date of birth: 12 May 1911 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Date of death: 13 August 2002

Franklin Daily Journal,August 28, 2002

Edwinna J. ’Winnie’ Tyler

Edwinna J. "Winnie" Tyler, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002. She was a resident of Franklin United Methodist Community.

She was born May 12, 1911, in Chicago. Her parents were Edwin E. and Emma (Brannock) Jones. She married the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Tyler on June 26, 1937, in Indianapolis. He died Aug. 25, 2002. Survivors include two sons, C. Arthur Tyler Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, and James G. Tyler of Tell City; a daughter, Esther Resler of Littleton, Colo.; a sister, Eloise Shannon of Guntersville, Ala.; two brothers, Robert Jones of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Ray Jones of London, England; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Michele Beller Hurt.

She graduated from Greensboro, N.C., High School, attended North Carolina College for Women and graduated from the University of Evansville with a bachelor’s degree in 1963.

She was employed by Indianapolis United Methodist District as an office manager. She served as an active pastor’s wife for 46 years and was a nominated delegate or accredited observer to the Quinquennial World Methodist Council from 1971 to 1996. She was twice district vice president of United Methodist Women and a delegate to their general assembly.

She was a gifted musician in both piano and voice. She taught creative writing and edited and contributed to a volume of verse and prose.

She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a past chaplain of the Rebekah Lodge.

A joint service will be conducted for her and her husband at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wright Memorial Chapel at the Franklin United Methodist Community. Friends may call immediately following the service at the Methodist Community. Inurnment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin. Arrangements are being handled by Vandivier-Tudor Funeral Home in Franklin.

Submitted by Mark Wirey