Barbara A. Tyrrell

October 22, 1928 ‒ December 05, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Barbara A. Tyrrell, 91, of Galion passed away surrounded by her family, Thursday, December 5, 2019 at her home.

She was born October 22, 1928 in Mobile, Alabama and was the daughter of Barrie B. and Josephine (Guber) McFayden. On September 4, 1948 she married Richard A. “Dick” Tyrrell and they enjoyed 51 years of marriage until his passing on July 26, 1999.

She worked five years in the office at the former Stratbury Manufacturing in Galion. After working there, Barbara worked in the printing department at the former Galion Manufacturing for 27 years, retiring in 1991. She enjoyed her family and a wealth of friends. Barb liked to fish, play cards and travel, having been in all states except Hawaii. She always kept up corresponding with her friends and enjoyed taking long walks, enjoying God’s beauty.

Barbara is survived by her children, William “Bill” Tyrrell of Galion, Barbara (Richard) Nye of Arcadia, Ohio, Timothy (Anna) Tyrrell of Mahtomedi, Minnesota, Kathleen (Vern) Sizemore of Marion and Mary Susan (Michael) Alerding of South Bend, Indiana; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; daughter-in-law, Susan Tyrrell of Galion and a close caregiver, Connie Tennis.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son Michael Tyrrell; sister Betty Jane McFayden and a great-granddaughter.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 135 North Liberty Street Galion, Ohio, with Father Paul Fahrbach, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare Matters Hospice or St. Joseph Catholic Church in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Barbara Tyrrell, and condolences may be made to them at


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  • This saddens me so much. Mrs Tyrrell was the kindest person to everyone. She was one of my all time favorites. I spent alot of time at the Tyrrell house as a kid and I have nothing but the best memories. I just loved her.
    My best to the Tyrrell families as I know them all.

  • We had the pleasure of becoming your Minnesota family 35 years ago when Tim and Anna married. We enjoyed getting to know your parents when the came to camp and of course fish!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.
    The Wakefield’s of Minnesota/Wisconsin.

  • My condolences to all the Tyrrel family. She was a very sweet and strong lady! Sending healing prayers and love to all the family!

  • I worked at Galion Dresser many years ago and had the privilege of working in the Learning Center for a while and dealing with Barb. She was always so kind. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  • I worked with Barb at Galion Iron Works for over 14 years. You could never meet a kinder dear lady than Barb. Did not find out about this until today, 12/11 and am so sorry as I would like to have been at calling hours. She will truly be missed. Like so many people we say we will go see an old friend but something gets in the way (usually nothing of real importance) until it’s too late and sadly that is the case here.
    Susan and my deepest sympathy to her dear family.

  • To the Tyrrell Families,
    Please accept our prayers and sympathies for the passing of Barbara.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Sue. So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a really special person. Always had a good laugh when we saw each other. ♥️

  • My sympathy to the family of Barb Tyrrell. I worked with Barbara at the Galion Iron Works. She was a very nice and caring person. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.