Geraldine “Geri” Tyler

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. 

4 Condolences

  1. Theresa Schmidt on August 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Dear Geri’s family,

    When I was a much younger woman I worked with Geri at the 6th Street location for Scotch Cleaners. She was such a lovely woman, when we had a few moments during our work day she taught me how to crochet and we made these very cute shawls. I will never forget her patience teaching me and the time she gave me while we were at work.
    My life was definitely enriched by the time I spent with her. My sincerest sympathy to your family.

    Theresa Schmidt

  2. Shelley Patterson Ayres on August 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Laughter should have been Aunt Geri’s middle name. No matter who was near, their load was lightened by her.

    Godspeed, Aunt Geri.


  3. Betty Morrow Judy on August 10, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Well Geri, We did not make it to Montana and Wyoming to visit Uncle Donald’s kids.
    Thank you for making sure I had pictures of Uncle Bud’s children along with their accomplishments. REST IN PEACE, DEAR AUNT.

  4. Debbie Garza on August 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Cecil & Terry:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you.


Leave a Condolence