JoAnne Tyler, 85, of Frankfort, died at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the Vineyards at Concord. She was born on Saturday, March 27, 1937, in Chillicothe, the daughter of the late Earl Pettiford and Mary Stanley Johnson. JoAnne was married to Marvin W. Tyler Sr. who preceded her in death on April 13, 1997.
She is survived by three sons: Charles Tyler (Michelle Scott) of Toledo, Jerry (Roberta) Tyler of Frankfort and Dwayne Kelly (Cindy) Tyler of Lyndon, a son-in-law: Julius Bayless of Frankfort, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, one sister: Dorothy Cousins of Columbus and one brother: Richard Pettiford of Frankfort. Also surviving is her special friend, Pat Fairrow of Frankfort. She was preceded in death by one son, Marvin “Budge” Tyler, Jr., one daughter, Deborah J. Bayless, grandson: Durado Daunte’ Bayless, one granddaughter: Chenelle Tyler, great granddaughter: Asiana Tyler, one sister: Kathryn Sparks, two brothers: Shirley and Emmitt Johnson and her special friend, Mary Alice Briggs.
JoAnne retired from the Adena School where she had been a bus driver for over thirty-five years. She was a member of the Roxabel Second Baptist Church.