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Mrs. Leola E. Tynes, age 88 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Linn, Mo., died Monday, August 16, 2010, at the Capital Region Medical Center.
She was born May 10, 1922, in Linn, Mo., the daughter of Leslie D. and Joycie Paschal Jett. She was married on June 3, 1939, in Linn, Mo., to Russell E. Tynes, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1975. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Leola graduated from Linn High School. Leola was employed with the State of Missouri for many years retiring from the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture in 1987. She was a member of the Capital City Christian Church and enjoyed crafts, painting, and embroidering. Survivors include: two daughters, Faye Schmitz of Jefferson City, Mo. and Fern Bunch and her husband Jerry of Linn, Mo.; one son, Roger Tynes and his wife Nancy of Uniontown, Ohio; one sister, Phyllis Angell of Corpus Christi, Texas; one brother, Robert Jett and his wife Betty of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Judy Tynes of Nashville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Russell Eugene Tynes; and four sisters, Neva Bryan, Lela Joy Koenig, Lois Niewald, and Virginia Jett. Visitation will be at the Capital City Christian Church from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 19, 2010. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 20, 2010, at the Capital City Christian Church with Pastor Gary Baker and Pastor Troy Easley officiating. Interment will be at the Linn Memorial Park Cemetery, Linn, Mo. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Capital City Christian Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com