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Lorraine Tyner

October 1, 1919 — December 2, 2020

Lorraine Tyner (nee Cramer), widow of Charles, passed away on December 2, 2020 at the remarkable age of 101. Lorraine is survived by her daughters Patricia (William) McClane, Nancy Beachum, Barbara (David) Arunski, and Peggy “Kaia” Anderson; grandchildren Corrine Smith, Gwen Kennerly, Kim Beachum, Curt Beachum, Ben Arunski, Elizabeth Anderzhon, Graham Goguen, Hannah Goguen, and Kitridge Goguen; and seven great-grandchildren.

Known for her fun, sweet nature seasoned with a pinch of mischief, Lorraine adored her family and her friends. Throughout her life she whole-heartedly participated in, and sometimes led, various social and philanthropic groups, such as First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood women’s ministry, PEO Sisterhood, Girl Scouts, St. Louis Red Cross (with Charles), and Sweet Adelines, a women’s a cappella singing group. Lorraine’s love of singing began at an early age when she and two girlfriends formed a trio, performing at a variety of functions, and continued through her final days as she entertained her many visitors and fellow residents with her favorite silly songs “Show Me the Way to Go Home” and “’A’ You’re Adorable.” When asked on her 100th birthday about her secret to longevity, to everyone’s delight she casually replied, “Avoid bad music.” That was Lorraine – often surprising and a joy to be with. She will be greatly missed.

A celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held at Friendship Village Sunset Hills in St. Louis, Missouri, once the COVID-19 pandemic has passed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).

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