Born in Metropolis, Mrs. Lyles was an elementary school teacher for Massac County Unit One, specializing in Phonics. She had also taught in St. Louis, Mo. and at the Draughon’s Business College in Paducah.
Mrs. Lyles was a member of First Christian Church of Paducah, where she was a member of the choir and the Christian Women’s Fellowship.
She was a graduate of Murray State Teacher’s College, where was she a member of Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity for music.
Survivors include her husband, Everett Lyles Jr. of Paducah; two daughters, Michele Venable and husband Jay and Lynda Lyles, all of Paducah; one son, Everett Lyles III and wife Jill of Paducah; four grandchildren, Lauren Venable, Brittany Venable, Erin Morehead and Evan Lyles; eight great-grandchildren; one halfgreat-grandchild; and one niece, Judy Doherty of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Alice Dugger VanHooser; and one sister, Dorothy Helen Gillespie.
Memorial service was held Friday at First Christian Church with Rev. J. Gottman officiating.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 415 Audubon Dr., Paducah, KY 42001; or to the Hope Episcopal Church, 190 Interlachen Road, Melbourne, FL 32940.
Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah was in charge of arrangements.