Services for Mary Lynn Tuttle will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Tyler with the Bishop Joseph Strickland officiating and concelebrates Father Francis O'Dowd and Father Mark Dunne and Father Gus Tharappel.
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Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Center.
Mary Lynn Tuttle, 88, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Tyler.
Born June 23, 1926, to Grover and Agnes Hendrick Cecil, Mary Lynn grew up in Wichita Falls with her two brothers, O.B. and Grover, and her sister, Bernice.
Mary Lynn met Levelle "Dutch" Tuttle and they were married in Dallas. They were blessed with three children: Brian, Janet and Jeanne. Dutch and Mary Lynn made life-long friends in each of the cities they lived in before settling in Tyler in 1963 to raise their family. More than a loving wife and mother, Mary Lynn was a savvy business woman who owned and operated Steamatic of East Texas until her retirement in 1991. During her career, she was highly respected by her employees and her peers as both a mentor and business person. After retirement, Mary Lynn continued to play an integral role in the direction and success of the company that she established in 1969.
Mary Lynn was a devoted member of the Catholic Church, and served the diocese faithfully as a volunteer and active parishioner. She was active in the Tyler community as a business owner, member of many civic, church and charitable organizations. Mary Lynn loved listening to big band music, playing bunko with friends and spending time with her family who will miss her guidance and inspiration. Those who knew her will miss her most for her incredible sense of humor, strength of character and a door that was always open to friends and family.
Mary Lynn was preceded in death by her siblings; her husband, Levelle; and her daughter, Janet. She is survived by her loving family including her son, Brian; daughter, Jeanne Ramunni and son-in-law Louis; her granddaughter, Julie Franklin and her husband Ron Jr.; her grandsons, James Brian Tuttle Jr. and his wife Leah, Clint Tuttle and his wife Julie Wimmer, Craig Heitmiller, Brad Heitmiller and Scott Ramunni. She will also be greatly missed by her three great-grandchildren, Camille, Everett "Rett" and Charlotte Franklin.
Pallbearers will be J.B. Tuttle Jr., Clint Tuttle, Craig Heitmiller, Brad Heitmiller, Scott Ramunni and Ron Franklin Jr.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, with a rosary following at 7 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.
For friends who would like to make a memorial donation, contributions may be sent to
, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. www.stjude.org.
Stewart Family Funeral Home
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway Tyler, TX 75703
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 10, 2014