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Jane Chambers Havlichek Tyler, 97, of Fairmont, passed away on Aug. 22, 2017 at her residence.
Jane was born Dec. 22, 1919, daughter of the late Harry Preston Chambers and Mary Shinn Chambers.
Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Jane Havlichek of Ft. Myers, Florida; three stepchildren Marie Tyler McGraw and husband Howard Wachtel of Shepherdstown, Christine Bowie of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Mark Tyler and wife Jane of Osprey, Florida; nephew, Frith F. Jacobs and wife Dee of Winchester, Kentucky; niece, Lyn Ferriera and husband Ted of Ft. Myers, Florida; nephews, William Havlichek and wife Edna, Harvey Havlichek and wife Debbie; a niece, Mary Ellen Haines; and seven loving grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph R. Havlichek; her second husband, John W. Tyler; and a sister, Helen Jacobs.
Jane was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1937 and West Virginia Business College. She was a former employee of WMMN Radio Station and Smith Carpenter Insurance Co. as a bookkeeper. She was a former member of the William Haymond Chapter of the DAR, National Society of Colonial Dames in West Virginia. Friends of the Library Board and Fairmont Field Club.
She volunteered for many years at Fairmont Food Pantry and Marion County Historical Museum. She was a 50-year member of PEO, Chapter D. She was a lifelong member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Fairmont, having served several terms on the Vestry, Altar Guild Member, a Junior and Senior Warden and former president of Episcopal Church Women. She was a delegate to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Atlanta in 1982, where she met Bishop Tutu of South Africa. She served a term in Diocesan Standing Co-committee and delegate to the New Orleans Triennial Convention in 1982.
She loved traveling and seeing The Oberammergau Passion Play. She was a devoted West Virginia University and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Christ Episcopal Church in Fairmont. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. at the church with Reverend Elizabeth Hadaway and Reverend Richard Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Garden.
Memorial donations may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church or the Marion County Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the care of Domico Funeral Home Fairmont.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on August 24, 2017
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