Irene Lavern Tyler

June 5, 2012 • Obituaries

Irene Lavern Tyler, 82, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 3, 2012. She was born April 18, 1930, in Chickasha, Okla.

Lavern was married to J.D. Tyler for 651⁄2 years. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2012. Together they had seven children, Mildred, Glenn, Karl, Derwin, Curtis, Reba and a child who died in infancy. She loved Jesus, life, attending church and people. She enjoyed playing bingo, 42, cooking and spending time with her family. Her hobbies were gardening, arts and crafts and spending time outside. She gave 110% to everything she did.

[auth] Those left to cherish Laverne’s memory are daugher, Mildred Underwood and her husband Keith, of Tishomingo, Okla.; son, Karl Tyler and his wife Kathy, of Roswell; son, Derwin Tyler and his wife Tammi, of Montgomery City, Mo.; son, Curtis Tyler and his wife Tammy, of Roswell; daughter, Reba Moffett, of Roswell; two brothers, Kenneth Scates and wife Detta, and Joe Wayne Scates and wife Bea, of Roswell; three sisters, Violet Russell, of Rochester, N.Y., Sylvia Crosby and husband Rex, of Shawnee, Okla., and Hazel McArther and husband Ron, of Choctaw, Okla.; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Being reunited together again with her in heaven are husband J.D.; child, Baby Tyler; son, Glenn Tyler; son-in-law, Jimmy Moffett; brother, Johnny Scates; sister-in-law, Glenda Scates; brother-in-law, C.L. Russell; and parents Joe Frank Scates and Flora D. Stephens Scates.

Services for Laverne will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Sons of Midway Family Church officiating. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home.

Those serving as pallbearers will be Jason Erwin, Joshua Frazier, Brandon Erwin, Mathew Frazier, Mark Tyler, Charles Russell and Ronnie Russell.

Honorary pallbearers are Melvin Tyler, Scott Tyler, Ken Scates Jr., Ken Scates Sr., Allen Frazier and Weldon Frazier.

Please take a moment and share your thoughts and memories in the online register at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost,
But now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

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