Shirley A. Tyler, 81, Gahanna, formerly of Pickerington, died on April 2, 2017, at Brookdale Chestnut Hill in Gahanna.

Shirley was born in Coshocton County on December 5, 1935, a daughter of the late Carl Gephart and Gertrude Hahn Gephart. She was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, class of 1953. Shirley then attended nursing school at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where she received her Registered Nurse license. She was employed at several Columbus hospitals including the Ohio State Medical Center. She retired in 1993. Shirley enjoyed time with her family and friends and was an avid reader.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Richard E. Tyler, who died on December 27, 2010. Also deceased is her sister Doris Gephart Mietke.

Shirley is survived by an aunt, Dorothy McNary, who resides in Florida, her brotherin-law Richard Mietke of Kokomo, Indiana, her step brother-in-law and his wife, Ronald and Donna (Ford) Yanai of Gahanna, her step- children and step grandchildren, nephews and cousins.

To honor Shirley's wishes, her remains have been cremated. No formal memorial services will be observed.

Burial of her cremated remains beside her late husband, Richard, will take place at a later date at West Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton County, Ohio. Robert Carter and Associates, Columbus is handling all of the arrangements.