Ruth M. Tyree, 83, Kokomo, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born Sept. 21, 1929, in Culbertson, Neb., to Ben and Esther (Miller) McBee. On May 10, 1984, she married Marvin Tyree, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 5, 2002.
She worked at Delco for 13 years. She enjoyed motorcycle riding and loved the outdoors. She was a member of Fairfield Christian Church.
She is survived by children, Dennis (Becky) Alger, Kokomo, Diana (Jerry) Hickman, Kokomo, Kim Alger, Dillsberg, Pa., and Troy Alger, Kokomo; six grandchildren; granddaughter, Abby, West Plains, Mo.; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry McBee; sister, Alice Coyle; and aunt, Elsie.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John McBee; and sister, Evelyn Russell.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, with Pastor Lynn Coleman officiating. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Messages of condolence may be expressed online at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.