Reta Tyler

August 16, 1932 ~ January 13, 2020

Reta M. Tyler passed away on January 13, 2020 in Conway Springs, Kansas. Reta was born on August 16, 1932 to Charles and Bertha Grimm on their rural Caldwell farm. She graduated from Caldwell High School in 1950 and went on to receive her Masters Degree in Education in 1973. She began teaching at Caldwell Schools in 1974 until her retirement.

Reta married Charles Tyler on February 29, 1952. To this union their son Charles was born.

Reta is preceded in death by her parents and husband Charles.

She will be missed by her son, Charles of Caldwell; and grandchildren, Andrew Tyler and his wife Shiloh and their daughter Elizabeth; Bryant Tyler and his wife Maizie and their daughter Charley; Colter Potts and his wife Jessy; Cayla Graham and her husband Brandon. She is also survived by her sisters Anita and Charlene and other relatives and friends.

Following cremation, no services will be held.

Memorials may be made in Reta's name to the Caldwell Sr. Center or to the Caldwell Public Library and sent in care of the mortuary. 




I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shella and Dennis Wanzer

As I am writing this, I think back to my childhood and realize that your mom was the very last of the "farm families" out west, from that time.  I hope you know how very much she was loved by her neighbors.  My prayers go out to you and the families now and in the days that are to come.

Your mom was a very special person in my life. I will remember her with fond memories. Blessings on you and your family. 

So sorry to hear of the passing of Rita. So many memories of summers spent on the farm and her awesome lunches and snacks brought out to the field! I was always impressed with how she was able to handle two jobs; full-time school teacher and full-time farm wife. She always had a smile and that made hard days much easier to handle. Thoughts and prayers out to you and your family at this time of loss.

Just heard of the passing of your mother. She was a very special lady with a beatiful soul and warm spirit. No matter what was going on out on the farm, she would face the day with a smile. My thoughts are going out to you today for your loss and the loss to everyone that knew her.