Muriel E. “Mert” Tyson, 78

Muriel E. “Mert” Tyson, 78, of Wabash passed away at 4:06 a.m. on Saturday April 18, 2015, at Parkview Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Dec. 17, 1936, in Urbana, to the late Jacob L. Bower and Marion J. (Gaston) Bower.

She was a 1954 graduate of Urbana High School.  She married Charles E. Tyson on Dec. 4, 1955, he survives.  She was employed by Peterson Realty and she was a secretary for the Board of Realtors of Wabash, Indiana.  She also worked at Sears and Roebuck, Wabash.  She retired in 2000.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Urbana, and Women of the Moose, Lodge 1195,  Wabash.  She enjoyed fishing and camping.

She is also survived by two sons, Charles Leon Tyson (Barbara), John “Jack” Tyson, both of Wabash; a daughter Kristi Reynolds, Wabash, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Tonya Poor, Dawn Webb (Josh), Tommy Poor (Amanda), Andy Tyson (Erica), Samantha Fiers (Adam), Jonathon Tyson (Meghan), Joey Tyson; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy, a brother and two sisters.

Calling hours were from 4-7 p.m. with a Moose Twilight Service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash. Funeral will take place at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at McDonald Funeral Home, and burial will be at Memorial Lawns, Wabash.

Preferred memorial are to Wabash Moose Lodge Auxiliary 1195 or Riley Children’s Hospital.

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Posted on 2015 Apr 21