Barbara A. Tyson, 79, of Portage, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 24, 2014. She was born on July 31, 1934 in Risingsun to the late Boyd H. and Willina (Wiser) Burns. Barb married Kenneth E. Tyson on April 8, 1954.
Surviving Barb is her loving husband of nearly 60 years; sons, Kenneth E. Tyson, Jr., of Phoenix, Ariz., Patrick (Pamela) Tyson, of Wayne; daughters, Carol (Neil) Wagner, of Wayne, Cheryl Tyson, of Perrysburg; a brother, Paul Burns, of Sandusky; a sister, Mary Jo (Larry) Jay, of Fremont; grandchildren, Kevin (Emily) Tyson, of Phoenix, Andy (Kelly) Wagner, of Bowling Green, Aaron (Amy) Tyson, of Bowling Green, Stephanie Wagner, of Columbus, Kelly (Adam) Ramey, of Oak Hill, Al Tyson, of Bowling Green, Elizabeth (Mitchell) Lee, of Bowling Green, Adam Tyson, of Wayne; great grandchildren, Hannah, Lily, and Ben Wagner; and special family friends, Deb (Doug) Reynolds, of Portage and Nancy Orel, of Perrysburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Burns.
Barb was a 1952 graduate of Montgomery Local. She was a homemaker for her family for many years. She was a member of the Jerry City Bibs to Beaus OCCL for 53 years and the Wayne United Methodist Church. Barb was also a member of the Down To Earth Garden Club and the Elmwood Athletic Boosters.
Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Barndt Funeral Home in Wayne where a Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 28, 2014 with Father Mark Davis officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Wayne.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Aloysius’ Building Fund. On line condolences may be sent to Barb’s family at www.barndtfuneralhome.org.
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