Beth Lyon

June 08, 1973 ‒ May 28, 2020

Marengo, Ohio

Beth (Hunter) Lyon, age 46, of Marengo, died peacefully on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family following a long, courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.  Beth, a Licensed Practical Nurse, was honored to care for countless nursing home residents, most recently at Bennington Glen in Marengo. She adored the elderly and became like family to many.

Beth was a member of Tieks Anonymous and dearly loved her shoe collection. She also enjoyed thrift shopping, attending plays and theater, spending time with friends, cooking, gardening, scrapbooking, reading, home decorating and travel, especially Hawaii.  During her 26-year marriage, her proudest accomplishments include raising her four children and building her dream home alongside her husband.  Those who knew Beth admired her infectious smile and laughter, her fierce strong will and her frank, honest communication even throughout her illness.

Beth was preceded in death by her father, James D. Hunter, and is survived by her husband, Fred Lyon; daughter, Sophie, triplets, Will, Jessie and Maddie; mother, Liddie Jo (Dials) Hunter; sisters, Eula (Mike) McCown, Janet Thompson, Pamela (Michael) Malcosky, and Samantha Fisher; as well as devoted canine companions, Prim and Bitty Bit.

Friends may call from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Monday, June 1, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury.  Private family funeral service and interment.  Mr. Thomas Dea’therage, Funeral Celebrant.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: in Beth’s memory.

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  • RIP
    May your poppies guide you through heaven’s gate.
    Prayers to your family.
    #solesister #tieksfamily

  • Thank you for always being a light for others, even in your darkest times. I pray for comfort for your family, and I know my sons welcomed you to heaven. Fly high sweet teiks sister in your pretty poppies. RIP.

  • Your beautiful spirit and courage as you went through this battle was immeasurable. You brought beauty and laughter to the page as you shared with your TA family how you were #dyinginstyle. Rest well beautiful warrior as your poppies guide you on your journey! Your presence will be missed. #solesisters

    Prayers of love and comfort to your family.

  • Sending love and light to the family and friends of Beth. May the Lord welcome her with open arms. Forever in style! 🙂
    #solesister #tieksfamily

  • Beth, you were a light in this world and a treasured Sole Sister! I know everyone in Heaven will be asking you about your blue soles! Have fun dancing in your Poppies sweet lady ♥️

  • You’ll be the most beautiful, stylish angel in the heavens. I know you’ll be wearing your favorite poppies and showing them all the magic of the blue soles. RIP #soulsister

  • I will always think of you when I wear my puppies. May yours lead you into heavens grand gates. Prayers for the family during this time, will miss seeing your wonderful posts in our tieks page. RIP #solesister

  • Beth, we unfortunately never met in person, but I saw your posts on TA and also on your profile. What I saw was such a brave, dynamic, spunky as heck fighter, and I was so inspired. When I was struggling myself, I would also check to see how you were doing, and regardless of your situation, you were positive and real. You gave me hope. You also helped me to keep fighting for myself, and I am proud to say that I’ve been in remission from my severe Major Depressive Disorder for over 13 months. You were clearly a force to be reckoned with on Earth and anyone who knew you or came across your journey was so lucky. I wish you all the joy and bliss Heaven has to offer and I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family and loved ones. Soar high and proud, Fighter. I will forever think of you when I wear my Poppies.

  • Sweet, hilarious Beth! She was definitely a sole sister, a soul sister and a Bosom Buddy. She reached out to me so many times during my cancer treatment and I will always remember her kindness & humor. Will wear my poppies and hoist one in her honor. Prayers go out to her family and friends.

  • Sending love to you, my dear Tieks sister & fellow Ohioan. I lost my mother to metastatic cancer in 2004, so I found true inspiration in your journey to live bravely & fearlessly, enjoying each minute you had. I’ll think of you whenever I reach for my poppy Tieks. #solesister #tieksfamily

  • It’s rare that you find yourself writing condolences for a complete stranger, but Beth didn’t feel like a stranger. She joined a group of shoe loving gals and inspired us with her grace. She posted her #dyinginstyle in style photos and changed our perspectives. I’m glad our paths crossed, even if only virtually. She has forever left a mark in our hearts and we pray for her loved ones. Rest In Peace Beth.

  • I thought of you recently before I even heard the news. Your spunky attitude was always a great reminder that how you face a situation can matter more than the situation itself. Your #dyinginstyle hashtag made some uncomfortable, but it was your way of taking some power back and owning your destiny. Wishing you peace in your next journey! #tiekssisters #ontothebigpoppiesinthesky

  • Beth you were such a positive light in our Tieks group and I’ll forever remember your journey. You fought hard. Love and light to your family, may you all find peace during this difficult time.

  • Lyon’s family – like many, I loved getting to know Beth through Tieks Anonymous. She shared her journey with us with her #dyinginstyle updates. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love from Arkansas.

  • Condolences and peace, Beth I never did meet you my Tieks sister, but your positive spirit was always a bright light in my day, poppies will be picked from our field here in Italy, and put on the table on June 1. Thinking about you, and your family with peace & prayers and love.
    Ella Johnson-Fecchio

  • Lyons Family – I did not know Beth personally. I knew hew through our Tieks Family. She was truly an inspiration. I looked forward to reading her posts and was always amazed at her character, strength and courage. Please know that you are all in my prayers.

  • The hashtag #dyinginstyle told me mostly what I needed to know about Beth: kind, caring, compassionate, selfless, reflective on her outcome yet doing it in style that we could all aspire to. I can’t even imagine. God bless Beth and the rest of your family. She will most definitely be missed by the Tieks family. ❤️ Dianne Fowler Dominick, South Carolina

  • Your light shined brightly and will continue to be a beacon for so many of us. I’ll always think of you synonymously with poppies . Rest now, Beth, and please say hi to my mama up there in Heaven.
    My condolences to your family and know you will be remembered . The whole Tieks community will not be the same without you, but please know we will keep your memory alive . #solesisters

  • What an inspiration she was to her her sole sisters. She took courage to new heights with her indomitable spirit.
    She will definitely be showing nothing but style in her Poppy Tieks .
    Let the wings of peace and love lift you as high as you lifted us !!
    Our Tieks family will miss her so much!!!

  • Beth, Thank you for showing us how to live! Your hash tag #DyinginStyle said all we need to know about the woman behind that impacting hashtag.You were vibrant,spunky,kind,brave and let’s not forget stylish! I mean come on those blue soles said it all! I want to say that you were an inspiration to all your sole sisters you’ve truly made a lasting impression on your Tieks family. We will miss your post. Until we meet again,rest in peace my friend.

  • Fly high in your poppies Beth! You were a true inspiration to me. I loved your positive spirit. Heaven has a new angel. God bless.

  • First, my deepest condolences to her family and loved ones, I’ll keep you in my prayers. I can’t find the words to express how sad I am about her passing. I knew her only through the Tieks Anonymous page but with all her regular uplifting posts she made, it felt like I knew her personally and like she was actually a friend of everyone’s in the group. No matter how much pain she was in and despite her diagnosis, she remained positive and encouraging to others who were facing their own struggles. She also had such a great sense of humor about her and was a beautiful soul both inside and out. Now, every time I wear my poppy’s, I will be reminded of Beth and her love of life. Rest In Peace and see you in paradise on earth one day. 🙏🏼❤️

  • Fly high, sole sister! You were a light that burned out too soon! Love and prayers to Fred and family!

  • For a woman I never met I felt an intense admiration for. Beth allowed us into her life; sharing her pain and struggle with an intense honesty and self deprecating humor. I found myself gravitating to the TA page just to get an update on her because her struggle touched me deeply. I could see the love and admiration she felt for her family in every post. Take solace in knowing that Beth lives on in all of you. That every goal you set and mountain each of you climb she is with you in every step. She certainly did an amazing job with the family she spoke so proudly of. Sending hope of peace during these next days. And so glad that Beth chose to open her life to each of us. We are all better for it.

  • My sincerest condolences to the entire Lyon family. I didn’t personally know Beth, but like so many others, I knew her for her love of Tieks. I will forever admire her realism and honesty regarding her battle with cancer. She always managed to keep it upbeat with her #DyingInStle hashtag. I honestly believe she taught each and everyone of us who followed her story how to live life to the fullest. Her life mattered and was impactful to so many. May the loving memories you hold get you through this difficult time. Blessings to you all. Fly high sole sister. Whenever I see my poppy Tieks, I will think of you.

  • Beth had such an impact on us all: with her truth, her humour, and her impeccable fashion. She showed me how I want to leave the stage when it’s my turn. All my heart and love go out to her family, her husband, her children at this time. Her bright light will be greatly missed. Thanks for sharing her with us, Lyons family. With much love, from another shoe friend.

  • I will miss your style and wittiness. May your poppies guide you for the next chapter. Much love sole ister

  • I did know know Beth, but I did read her posts. I was moved deeply. My mother being a breast cancer survivor twice! I am deeply saddened but happy she is no longer in pain. As everyone has said “fly high Beth”. I am sure you will be deeply missed by everyone and your “TA “ extended family also! Prayers for your family and everyone that knew and loved you.

  • Beth you were the epitome of resilience and positivity even in the face of life’s biggest challenge. You are my #solesister and a blessing to many. My next pair of #Tieks will be poppies as a tribute to you and living life to the fullest. God bless you on your final journey.

  • You were a beautiful and strong woman. I know you’re dancing in heaven with the angels with your beautiful poppy Tieks. Although I never got to meet you in person, we were sole sisters and communicated online. You will be missed by many. Fly high Beth and RIP.

  • May you find peace and comfort now. Fly high in your poppies! #poppies #solesisters #blueprints #tieks

  • Beth was a great person, a bright spark, and great company. Our family misses her and thinks of her often. We’ll miss her always. Thanks for all the memories. Our condolences…

  • Thoughts and prayers to the Lyon and Hunter family. So sorry for your loss.

    Joyce and Shad Weikel

  • So sorry to hear of Beth’s passing. I worked with her at Bennington. She was such a kind loving person. Her residents and the staff loved her. Prayers for the family. She was truly a blessing to know.

  • Praying for the Lyons family at this time. Beth was such a courageous inspiration during her battle That she shared with the entire TA family. People all over the world wore their Poppy Tieks in honor of her yesterday and will continue to do so for years to come. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Beth in person, I have so many fond memories of her. Thank you Lyons family for allowing so many of us to share a small part of our lives with Beth.

  • Praying for the Lyons family at this time. Beth was such a courageous inspiration during her battle That she shared with the entire TA family. People all over the world wore their Poppy Tieks in honor of her yesterday and will continue to do so for years to come. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Beth in person, I have so many fond memories of her. Thank you Lyons family for allowing so many of us to share a small part of our lives with Beth.

  • Praying for the Lyons family at this time. Beth was such a courageous inspiration during her battle That she shared with the entire TA family. People all over the world wore their Poppy Tieks in honor of her yesterday and will continue to do so for years to come. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Beth in person, I have so many fond memories of her. Thank you Lyons family for allowing so many of us to share a small part of our lives with Beth.

  • So sad to learn of your passing after your long and courageous battle. What a wonderful role model you were for all of us. You will be in my thoughts whenever I wear my Poppies. Much love for you and your family from another solesister! ❤️

  • I have been thinking about you recently and then saw the post telling us you had passed. You were such a brave souls and gave many of us hope. Rest well and show off those poppies. I know I will think of you every time I put mine on.

    Prayers to your family and friends may they find peace in this difficult time. #tieksfamily

  • When I first saw Beth’s #dieinginstyle, I thought “how depressing”. After getting to know her through TA, I realized it was anything but. Beth was courageous, honest and direct and faced her challenges with uncommon strength. I’ve missed her posts over the last weeks and will continue to miss her. Condolences and prayers for your family, Beth. May they take comfort in knowing that your struggle is over. Fly high, #tiekssister. Poppies will forever have a special meaning.

  • While I never met Beth, I felt like I knew her through her posts on Tieks Anonymous. She was always bright and witty, and never let what she knew was inevitable darken her outlook. She will be missed in our online family of sole sisters, as I know she most certainly will be in each of your lives. I will be wearing my Poppies on Monday in her honor. My thoughts are with her family and friends in this time of loss.

  • Sophie, Maddie, Jessie, Will,
    You have my heartfelt sympathy. I have fond memories of you all from our years at Highland West. May God’s peace be with you during the this sad time.
    Mrs. Sheets

  • Heaven truly gained an angel when you left this earth. Prayers and Reiki are being sent to your family. And because you so inspired others, I am ordering a pair of poppies today in your memory. I will think of you each time I wear them. 💕#tiekssisters #dyinginstyle

  • A beautiful life cut too short. I knew Beth from Tieks Anonymous, she inspired me as she did others with her courageous fight against Breast Cancer. She will be sadly missed my our Tieks family. I pray for comfort and peace to her family.

  • Fred n kids, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked many years with Beth at Bennington Glen. Always greeting everyone with that beautiful smile. My heart breaks for you now. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

  • Fred ,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Beth was a smiling ray of sunshine. I hope you and your kids can take comfort in many happy memories.

  • Fred and your kids,

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Beth was a beautiful lady and fought a hard fight. May you find comfort in the memories of your life with Beth.

    JoAnn Sutherland

  • Rest In Peace Sister! You are an inspiration to many of us. Prayers for her family!♥️♥️♥️

  • We are so sad to hear that such a bright light was put out much too early.
    We send love and condolences to a wonderful family ( a beautiful legacy). May God bless you all.
    Eric and Lisa

  • Sending love and light to Beth and all who knew her. I never met Beth but she was a ray of sunshine on TA.

  • U will be missed. I enjoyed my time working with u at bennington glenn. Your an amazing person. U fought a good fight.

  • Like many here, I did not know Beth but from her Tieks Anonymous posts. I gathered she was comprised of love, directness, & mischief. Sending love and peace to all.

  • I hope your beloved poppy tieks take you on your journey to heaven. You were always good for a laugh and smile for us. Sending love to your family #dyinginstyle #solesister #tiekssister

  • Fred and family, I am so sorry to hear of Beth’s passing she was an amazing woman. Take comfort in knowing she is now free of her pain and in a wonderful place. She will always be right there still to guide you and watch over you. Praying that God will help you at this difficult time.

  • I think I met Beth years ago when the triplets were small, when she was baptized. I’m friends with Margie. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was delighted to see that you were able to have the graduation ceremony so Beth could see it.

  • I worked with Beth many years ago, she always loved to talk about the triplets. She loved everyone around her, I’ve lost touch over the years but watched from afar. Im so sorry for your loss, she was an amazing woman.

  • Thoughts and prayers to you all. Beth was such an awesome nurse and taught me so much when I took over for her at Bennington Glen AL. I give her all the credit for how organized and well run it was; there wasn’t anything she didn’t have in place. She was so heartfelt and compassionate about her job and was always the best advocate for her residents. She will be truly missed by so many and an inspiration to Us all! ❤️

  • You were such a bright light, Beth. I will continue to pray for the peace and comfort of your beautiful family.

  • When I moved away from Morrow County 12 years ago, I didn’t have as much contact with Beth. We worked together at Bennington Glen, and shared stories of running and dieting attempts, her new house dreams, as well as relationship talks. Her first daughter and my son were in kindergarten together and we enjoyed discussing this experience….our kids going off to school full time …any mom’s significant event 🙂 She and I laughed about her neighbor stories (my in-laws) and Marlene often visiting her unexpectedly. Of course, Beth was sharing deeper concern for her well-being snd despite the chuckles, the information was significant for the family to provide a more supportive plan. I always admired Beth despite our distance. I saw the cancer diagnosis occur, and watched her posts unapologetically be so real and vulnerable. Enough to make someone a bit uncomfortable. But, what you learned was to mature in that discomfort…better understand her discomfort, better understand those affected by cancer, and to think and understand more. I learned from Beth, and I admire her. Rest In Peace beautiful Beth ❤️

  • To the Lyon family- may the huge hole in your life be filled with wonderful memories, peace and love.

  • There are no words to express our sadness at your loss. We both lost our mothers very early in our life. Beth’s personality was an inspiration to us. She provided great care to our mother at Benn Glen. Comfort and prayers for each of you.

  • You will truly be missed Beth. You were such a bright light! Fly high in those blue soles. I will think of you each time I wear my Poppies.

  • Though we met only once or twice, Beth, we knew how much you meant to your family. You fought long and hard, and you will always be cherished and remembered. The Ramsey family’s prayers go out to each of the Lyon family members and extended friends and family. Peace be with you all.

  • Fred,
    I know we haven’t seen each other much since we played ball together. I never got to meet Beth but my heart goes out to you. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Fred and family, just heard about Beth. Kim heard from a classmate and called me. Pray God will be with you all. Glad you were able to have time together to share and raise your family. We think of you often.