Joan Tyson

March 19, 1930 ‒ January 04, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Joan Tyson, age 87, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital after a long and courageous battle with lung and heart complications. She was born on March 19, 1930 in Millwood, Ohio the daughter of Walter and Gertrude (Welker) Lybarger.

Joan excelled as a local realtor in Knox County where she had achieved the title of Million Dollar Producer several times while working for various agencies. She was a member of the Ohio Association of Realtors and First Presbyterian Church. In her free time Joan was an avid golfer and bowler, competing in several leagues in Mount Vernon. Joan was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend that will be missed by many.

She is survived by her husband William Tyson Jr.; her children; Linda Hatton of Olathe, Kansas and William (Karin) Tyson III of Plain City, Ohio; four grandchildren, Jeff (Carina) Hatton, Jennifer Hatton, Shawn (Chrissy) Hatton and Avery Tyson; six great grandchildren, Christian, Isabel and Carson Hatton, Austyn, Cayleigh and Brookelyn Hatton. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Clarence Harry Lybarger and a sister, Eva Ellen Bunn.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. The family will observe a private funeral service and burial in Mount Zion Cemetery near Gambier.

Memorial contributions in Joan’s name may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

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  • Dear Bill and Family —- I am so sorry to read about Joan’s death. I will always remember her friendliness and I don’t remember ever seeing her without a smile on her face. Please know that you have my friendship and deepest sympathy during this difficult time. Sincerely, Susie (Nash) Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Dear, Bill and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May your memories compfort you in
    Your time of sorrow.
    Patricia MMickly

  • My deepest condolences to the Tyson family and friends for the loss of your dear loved one Joan. When Jesus Christ was here on Earth he promised that all those in the memorial tombs which means his memory that are sleeping in death will hear his voice and come out John 5: 28,29. Jesus Christ will fulfill his promise right here on a brand new Paradise Earth under his kingdom rule that he taught his followers to pray to come in the Lord’s Prayer no more sickness pain or death Life Without End Revelation 21:1-4.

  • Dear Uncle Bill and Family,

    Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. “Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7).


    Pastor Gary Bunn and your Mercy Pointe Church of God Family

  • Dear Bill,

    So very sorry for your loss. I think God really does say, You have suffered enough, it is time to come home. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Pat Porter

  • Dear Bill,

    I offer you my sincere condolences on the passing of Joan. She was delightful, kind, generous, and deeply faithful. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    In Christ,
    Pastor Jonathan Fettig