Geraldine “Geri” Patterson Tyler, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 7, 2011 at 6:45 a.m. at her residence. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Prince; four brothers; and two sisters. Geri leaves behind her son, Cecil “Butch” Miller, Jr., and wife, Terry, of Smithville, MO; three sisters, Norma Hall of Lawrence, Vivian Snell of Golden, CO, and Pauline Gram, and husband Mike of Plano, TX; one step-son, Steven Tyler, and wife, Betty, three step-daughters, Diane Smith, and husband, Gary of Kansas City, KS, Carol Gray, and husband, Gene, of Fayetteville, AR, Karen Tyler of San Antonio, TX; eleven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren.
Geri worked in dry cleaning and laundry services until retirement. In her later years, after retirement, she worked as a seamstress in Lawrence.
She was a caretaker to many of her relatives and friends. She was an exceptional mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend to anyone she met.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace Hospice or Alzheimer ’s Disease and Related Disorders Association – Greater KC Area and may be sent in care of the mortuary.