Helen Maria Wehland Tyler, 90, of Catonsville, MD died Monday, July 6, 2020 at her home in Charlestown Retirement Community.
Born May 14, 1930 in Ellicott City, MD to the late George H. Wehland and Helen Irene Schroen Wehland. Helen was married to her late husband, Kenneth Berl Tyler, son of the late Arthur and Lillian Tyler.
Helen was pre-deceased by her twin brother, Robert H. Wehland, Sr., brother George Lee Wehland, sisters Minnie Wehland Donaldson and Catherine Wehland Olson. She is survived by sister-in-laws Beverly Wehland Smarik and Iva Shipley Wehland along with being an Aunt, Great Aunt and Great-Great Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Also survived by dear, long-time friend Larry Putgenter. Helen was blessed with many friends.
Helen graduated in 1947 from Ellicott City High School. After graduation, she worked in her father’s grocery store until his retirement. She then worked as a cashier at the Enchanted Forest for one summer followed by being employed at Hochschild Kohn, Edmonson Village. Helen and Ken were married in 1964. She worked alongside her husband for 20 years at Tyler’s Grocery until the property was sold. She was then employed by the Howard County Court House. During her employment at the court house, Helen worked in land records and performed marriage ceremonies. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD for 83 years. She taught Sunday School, sang in the choir for 42 years and was secretary for the Martha Circle for 69 years.
Her many interests included cooking, baking, decorating cakes, sewing and flower arranging. Her favorites were decorating wedding cakes, painting on canvas, glass, slate and note cards. Over the years, her great faith led her to writing poems and prayers which she enjoyed doing on her computer.
The family will be receiving visitors on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD. A viewing will begin at the church at 10:00 AM followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM.Interment will take place immediately following the service at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, MD.
Masks are mandatory when entering the church, anyone without a mask will unable to attend the services. Visitors are recommended to start arriving around 9:30am to ensure the church’s COVID19 safety procedures are completed in a timely manner.
Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD or to the Lymphoma Society.
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