Afton Lee Dunn Tyler, 86, of Springfield, Ill., died at 10:58 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital there.
She was born August 7, 1926 in Vienna, Ill. to Eli S. and Flora M. Jones Dunn.
She married Bernard L. Tyler on April 2, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2007.
Mrs. Tyler is also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Sylvia Adams; one infant brother, Ward Dunn; two half sisters, Edna Spraggs and Eula Brown and half brother, Almus Dunn.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and one sister in law.
Lee grew up in Vienna, lived in Mt. Vernon, IL as a young adult and moved to Springfield in 1955. She worked as an administrative state employee for Department of Corrections. She was of the Southern Baptist faith.
Visitation for Lee Tyler will be Thursday, March 14, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Cypress. Brother Jay Franklin will officiate. Burial will follow in Cypress Masonic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church.