Bessie May Tyler-Paetzold

January 17, 1925 ‒ June 21, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Bessie May Tyler-Paetzold, age 94, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.

Bessie was born January 17, 1925 in Galion, Ohio to the late Harry and Florence (Winbigler) Stevens.

John H. Tyler caught Bessie’s eye one afternoon, Bessie turned to her friend and said, “I am going to marry him.” Shortly after their first encounter, they were wed on January 23, 1941.  John preceded Bessie in death on August 26, 1991.  Having a second chance at love, Bessie married Arthur Paetzold on November 11, 1995.  Arthur passed way in 2005.

Bessie loved her family more than anything.  She was always involved in their lives and loved to care for her grandchildren.  Anyone was always welcome in her home and she made everyone feel like family.

Being a woman of faith, Bessie attended Fite Memorial Baptist Church.

Bessie is survived by her children, Virginia Cirko of Caledonia and Betty Rosenberger of Caledonia, daughter-in-law, Diana Tyler, 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bessie is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, John and Arthur; sons, Tim and John Tyler; son-in-laws, Ted Cirko and George Rosenberger, and sister, Winifred Sturm.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, 347 West Center St., from 11 until 12 noon on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.  A funeral will be held at 12 noon with Pastor Bill Fix officiating.  Burial will follow at Pleasant Cemetery.

The family would like to extend at large thank you to Kindred Hospice and Dr. Husain for the wonderful care provide to Bessie.

Memorial donations may be made in Bessie’s honor to Kindred Hospice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Bessie’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting


  • I am so very sorry for your loss Betty! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lots of love! Hugs!

  • Dear Betty and Family, My profound condolences to you at this time, so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was the lovely lady I remember in my school days growing up. She was always kind, gentle, and very caring. Always had a wonderful smile and happy hello for anyone visiting. I will carry her memory in my heart forever and pray for you to be blessed by God’s loving arms to protect and keep you safe always.
    You longtime Friend ‘Forever and a Day’
    Sue Repine

  • All of my thoughts and prayers for you. You took the best care of your Mom. No one could ever ask for a better daughter. She is free from sorrow and pain now. I pray you find strength in that. Always here for you.

  • Deepest sympathy to your family, Betty. She was a very sweet lady. Love and prayers to you all.

  • To The Family,
    With deepest sympathy for your loss. Those whom we love will always live on in your heart.
    Joe and Barbara (Fix) Snyder

  • Truly sorry to hear of Aunt Bessie’s passing. She was a very nice lady and I know she brought great joy to Uncle Art.

    Denise and Dick Paetzold