Lois J. (Schimp) Tyler

Born: Thu., Oct. 16, 1930
Died: Thu., Aug. 9, 2012

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Location: Derrick City Seventh Day Adventist Church

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Lois J. Tyler
Bradford- Lois J. Tyler, 81, of Summit Rd., passed away Thursday (August 9th, 2012) at the Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
Born October 16, 1930 in Bradford she was a daughter of Raymond L. “Pete” and Winifred T. “Winie” Eaker Schimp. On June 19th, 1947 she married Carl A. Tyler, who passed away January 6th, 1993.
Lois was a 1947 graduate of South Lancaster Academy in Massachusetts.  She later attended the Chicago School of Nursing.
In her early years she worked for Speers’ Resistor, Zippo, and Case Cutlery.  She served as an intern at the Bradford hospital as a surgical nurse.  In 1968 she worked at the GE Apollo Park in Daytona (Florida) making the panel systems that were in the Apollo Craft that went to the Moon in 1969.  She also worked in her husband’s mechanic business in Daytona Beach and Murphy N.C.  She spent many years as a NASCAR Legends Driver.
She was a member of the Derrick City Seventh Day Adventist Church where she was active her entire life.
Lois and her husband were active and involved with NASCAR for their entire life. She loved playing the organ and piano, as well as singing.  She also enjoyed cake decorating and sewing.
Surviving is one son, Dennis (Melinda) Tyler of Bradford, Jeffery (Sue) Schimp of Bradford, a nephew who was raised by Lois; two daughters, Barbara Smith of Gainesville, FL, and Karen (Jack) Ames of Bradford; eight grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren; two brothers, James (Laura) Schimp of New Smyrna Beach, FL, and Gerald (Bonnie) Schimp of Bradford; two sisters, JoAnn Moffatt of Ceres and Ella (Willie) Deitz of Kirksey, Kentucky as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband of 45 years she was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Jr., Dean and Robert Schimp; one sister, Barbara Hinchman.
A memorial service will be held Thursday (August 16th) at the Derrick City Seventh Day Adventist Church at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lynn Gatz, officiating.  She will be buried next to her husband in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Murphy, NC.

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Bob Brinkerhoff (Dale Earnhardt Sr. Look Alike)
   Posted Mon August 13, 2012
Lois was a dear friend and a great inspiration to me!
I enjoyed the time we spent together and I will never forget her.
My heart goes out to all of her family and friends.
She will be missed greatly!
I know Lois is with the Lord now and one day we will all be together again.

Kevin L. Ott
   Posted Tue August 14, 2012
I would like to express my sympathy to the family of Lois Tyler on her passing.I met Lois at Bradford Speedway during her Living Legends appearance,it was a joy to talk racing history with her! she signed a copy of her book 9/16 & wished us luck on our racing season,she also sent me a couple letters with some racing history info i was looking for! she was a great lady & will be missed,my thoughts & prayers to her family.

M. Johnson
   Posted Wed August 15, 2012
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."-Matthew 5:4
My condolences to the family on your loss, I pray that you find comfort in the memories you have of your loved one.

   Posted Sun October 07, 2012
ASCAR Women's National Championship Race
Lois Tyler of Bradford, PA who raced a 1960 Studebaker Lark 6 in the NASCAR Women's National Championship race, January 31, 1960 at the Daytona International Speedway, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012. Lois was 81 years of age.
She raced Legends type race cars extensively later in her life. Her late husband, Carl Tyler, raced on the Beach in the last NASCAR beach race and in the first race held on the new Daytona International Speedway in February 1959.
Lois also served as a long time race scorer for Richard Petty.
Lois rest in peace and thanks for the memories!

diana tyler
   Posted Wed April 10, 2013
she was my grandmother and i still miss she very much she had a great .
thank you all

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