Jean Q. Tyre, 75

Jean Q. Tyre, 75, of Berlin, Md., passed away Friday, March 21, 2008, at the Berlin Nursing Home. In 1981 she moved to Easley, S.C., and became very active in the Easley Baptist Church and the Pickens County Senior Center. She enjoyed playing bingo and the lottery and became an artist at age 65. In 2005, she moved back to Delaware. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Tyre was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Helen (Palmer) Quigley. She is survived by her children, Michael W. Tyre of Baltimore, Md., Jeanne L. Hooper and her husband Kenny of Bishopville, Md., Ginger Heaton and her husband Chuck of Pickens, S.C., Geraldine Steele and her husband Bob of Jacksonville, N.C., Bonnie L. Johnson and her husband Halton of Roxana, Del.; step-children, Lemuel Tyre of Ocean View, Del., Elijah Tyre of Millsboro, Del., Carol Elliott and her husband James of Bridgeville, Del.; brothers, Clyde Quigley Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Angola, Robert Quigley and his wife Linda of Lewes, Del.; sisters, Jeannette Mead and her husband Ken of Rockville, Md., Judy Rockwell of Milford, Del., Betty Fisher of Florida; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was scheduled for Monday, March 24, 2008, with interment in St. George’s Cemetery in Clarksville, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to High Tide Baptist Church, P.O. Box 127, Dagsboro, DE 19939.