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September 27th, 2023

patricia tylerJOHNSON – Patricia Berniece Tyler, 82, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. 

She was born Nov. 3, 1940 to Albert Alexander and Lois Aletha (Wilson) Clark.

During her career in nursing, Patricia began working as a nurse aide at Hamilton County Hospital, all while attending nursing school and graduating from Garden City Community College in 1972. In 1974 and 1976, she commissioned the opening of two long-term care units in Syracuse and Johnson. She began working as a nurse for Dr. Ramchandani in 1998 in Johnson. She followed Dr. Ramchandani, where she made lifelong work connections with Dr. Vega and continued her passion for helping others. In 2011, Pat moved to Kingman, where she began another lifelong work relationship with Dr. Alexander while working at the Kingman Clinic with Dr. Alexander and Dr. Vega.

She also loved gardening and ensured she had a constant display of flowers. 

She was an avid crocheter who loved making Afghans, animals, blankets, and baskets and sewing matching outfits for her and her husband, Tiney, to dance in.

She was a master at baking and specialized in custom birthday cakes.

Survivors include her daughters, Georgia Sue Elliott and husband, Bill, Henderson, Tenn., and Lenore Johnson, Denison, Texas; five grandchildren: Tara O’Neal and husband, Michael, Charles Elliott, Leandrea Bowling and husband, Zac, Kassandra Johnson, and Tamara Short and husband, Ethan; eight great-grandchildren: Lilly Hensley, Cora Elliott, Hunter Helbeston, Gabrielle O’Neal, Bryson O’Neal, Aniyah Bowling, Layden Anderson, and Landrey Anderson; niece, Lisa Batterton and husband, Lynn, and their children; and nephew, Dean Bearce II and wife, Leslie, and their children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Kenneth Beane; second husband, Tiney Tyler; and sister, Linda Bearce and husband, Dean Bearce.

• Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, with Mary Courtney presiding. 

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023 at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. 

Memorials are suggested in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS  67855. 

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