Cookye Tyler, 76

Cookye Tyler, 76, of Cadiz, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Mercy Health Hospital in Paducah.

Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020 with the Rev. Kyle Noffsinger and the Rev. Billy Joe Nichols officiating. Burial followed at East End Cemetery in Cadiz.

Born April 21, 1944, in Blue Ridge, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie and Catherine (McKinney) Peek.

Cookye was a 1963 graduate of Caldwell County High School and afterwards obtained her Master’s degree in nursing from Murray State University. She retired after 25 years as a RN, having been employed by Trigg County Hospital, Jennie Stuart Medical Center, and Caldwell Medical Center at different times during those years. After her retirement, she enjoyed spending her time reading, shopping and being “Mawmaw” to her grandchildren. Cookye was a member of Cadiz Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jerry Ray Tyler of Cadiz; a son, Jerry Dale “Midge” Tyler of Lebanon, Tennessee; a daughter, Teressa “Puddy” (Wendell) Jones of Princeton; three grandchildren, Wendy (Taylor) Ladd, Presley Tyler, and Halen Tyler; and two great-grandchildren, Mason Ladd and Waylon Cash Tyler.

Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101 or Cadiz Gideon’s Camp, P.O. Box 65, Cadiz, KY 42211.

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