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Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine St, Columbia, SC

OBITUARY

Elnora "Kathy" Kathleen Tyler

December 1, 1944November 29, 2019
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COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Elnora Kathleen “Kathy” Tyler, 73, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2019 at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.

Ms. Tyler passed away Friday, November 29, 2019 in Latta. Born in Richlands, VA on December 1, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Clement Tyler and Marjorie “Margie” Fee Tyler. Her family moved to Columbia in 1946 and she spent her lifetime on Prentice Avenue. In 1964, she graduated from University High School in Columbia, where she played basketball.

Ms. Tyler worked as a civilian in Finance at Fort Jackson for 37 years. She was recognized by the US Army in Kabul, Afghanistan three times for her unwavering support of American troops displayed by sending care packages for 19 years. During her retirement, she was a full time volunteer for the American Red Cross in Columbia for 8 years.

She was an avid horse woman and shared that love with her niece and nephews, Julie, Randy, and Stephen Tyler.

Her character was defined by her love of God and manifested into countless good works and commendations over her lifetime.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis C. Tyler, Sr. and Majorie Fee Tyler, both of Columbia, SC.

Surviving are her brother, Reverend Curtis C. Tyler, Jr. and sister-in-law, Sue Dew Tyler, both of Latta, SC. Also, her nephew, Randy Tyler of Latta, SC, her niece, Julie Tyler-Brown (husband Chris) of Lisle, Illinois and her nephew, Stephen Tyler (wife Linda) of Cary, NC, great nephew, David Tyler of Charleston, WV, great niece, Candice Maxwell (husband Matt) of Charleston WV. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Red Cross Central SC Chapter, 2751 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or to Kilbourne Baptist Church, 4205 Kilbourne Rd, Columbia, SC 29206. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Place of Rest Monday, December 2, 2019

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Elnora "Kathy" Kathleen Tyler

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Kelly Hovey

December 3, 2019

I will miss her. She was a great asset to the american red cross. She was always known as the erv expert.

Gladys Coles

December 2, 2019

Kathy helped me as I learned about volunteering for the American Res Cross. She shared what she knew and was always there to help me and others. My sincere condolences to her family.

Betsy Heynen

December 1, 2019

Kathy, my wonderful friend, you gave my heart joy. Going to work every day wasn't a burden but a pleasure. Those 8 plus hours with you were simply fun. You are the model I would like to emulate. The goodness you brought to this earth will always remain with left behind to mourn and miss you. My heart is with you today. Godspeed, Kathy.

Cathie Hill Hartzog

December 1, 2019

My thoughts and prayers go out to Curtis, Sue and their family in the passing of Kathy. Although my memories come from early childhood growing up across the street from the Tylers on Prentice Avenue, I remember playing with Kathy and visiting in their home in those early years. Since both our names were Kathy (Cathie) we had to be addressed by our first and last names when referring to one of us. If my memory is correct, Cathie Hill got in more trouble than Kathy Tyler !
I do cherish my years on Prentice Avenue and am happy that Kathy got to spend her lifetime there.
May the Lord Bless and Keep each one of you at this sad time.
Cathie Hill ( Bob) Hartzog

Paulette Friday

November 30, 2019

Kathy, God has call your name. In life we loved you dearly, and in death we will do the same. Our heart is broken to lose you, I’m grateful you did not go alone for part of us went with you, yesterday when God called you home. Our friendship chain is broken, and nothing seems the same but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. My dear friend, I will miss your smile, your voice, your charm, your wit, mostly just YOU. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Paulette & Ronald Friday

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