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Mary "Betty" (Nemechek) Tyler

August 10, 1929 ~ October 11, 2019 (age 90)

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Celebration of Life Funeral Services for Mary "Betty" Tyler of Norwalk (formerly of West Des Moines) will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 18th at the Norwalk Christian Church followed by a burial at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.  A visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 17th at O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk.

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Betty's Life Story

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" was  born August 10, 1929, to George "Curly" and Ann (Constant) Nemechek.  She graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa with the Class of 1947 and married Glen "Pete" Tyler, Sr. in 1948.  She worked for Traveler's Insurance, the West Des Moines Express, Tupperware Warehouse Office, Iowa Realty and as a bookkeeper for the Tyler Refuse.  Betty was very active in the Nazarene church, serving as a choir director, teacher and soloist.  She lived in the West Des Moines area most of her  life, living in Altoona and residing most recently in Norwalk.

Betty died peacefully in her sleep Friday, October 11, 2019 at her home in Norwalk where she's resided these past ten years.   She lived 90 years, two months, and one day.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents; 6 siblings; two grandsons, Shad Harker and Tad Tyler Harker.

She is survived by her five children, Mary (Ed) Wiesing, Glen Jr. (Julie) Tyler, Lori (Dan) Miller, Brenda (Tony) Laurie, and Stephen (Jamie) Tyler; 11 grandchildren, Brandie Avery, Sabrina Jondal, Donald Miller, Courtney Brewer, Travis Jondal, Rachel Shaffer, Haley Shaw, Ashley Blaisdell, Joshua Tyler, Jeremy Tyler and Gabrielle Tyler; and 19 great-grandchildren.  

Betty's Tribute Video

(will be available below once it's completed by the family)

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October 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Celebration of Life
October 18, 2019

10:00 AM
Norwalk Christian Church
701 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

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