Former bank teller Monika Maria Tyler, 74, of Paris died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Henry County Medical Center.

The body is to be cremated and no services are planned. Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home.

Tyler was born Jan. 16, 1945, in Karlsbad, Germany. She was the daughter of the late Karl and Frederieke Fussl Brockl.

She was married on May 20, 1967, to Paul Tyler of Paris, who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Shannon (Jeremy Zabel) Tyler-Zabel; a sister-in-law, Linda (Russel) Kunke of Sarasota, Fla.; a niece, Sherri (Bob) White of Downers Grove, Ill.; a great-niece, Kayly White; and a great-nephew, Charlie White.

Tyler retired after a 40-year career as a master teller in the banking industry, working for Mount Prospect Bank in Illinois, among others. She was born in East Germany and defected to West Germany at age 9. She met her husband, married and moved to the United States in 1967. She became a U.S. citizen at the bicentennial in 1976. She taught herself English and enjoyed reading and watching classic films. She was Roman Catholic by faith and enjoyed caring for animals and her family.

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