Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

October 18, 2012

Priscilla A. Tyning, 78

South Lawrence — Priscilla A. “Minnie” (Batchelder) Tyning, 78 of South Lawrence died on Wednesday September 12, 2012 at Lawrence General Hospital. Mrs. Tyning was born, raised and a longtime resident of Andover before moving to South Lawrence in 1995. She was a 1951 graduate of Essex Agricultural School. Before her retirement she worked as a baker for over 29 years for The Andover School System.

She was a lifetime member of West Parish Church in Andover and very active with the Girl Scouts, organizing the annual cookie sales and as “Little Indian” at Camp Maude Eaton. Priscilla was an enthusiastic “yard saler” collecting items for use at camp. She was an avid reader and a #1 fan of The Boston Red Sox. The joy of her life was her family.

The widow of Harold W. Tyning, Jr. family members include her children, Beverly E. Smith of N. Andover, Nancy I. Tyning and her husband, Richard Lawrence of San Diego, Gayle E. and her husband, Greg LaCourse of Newmarket, N.H. and Harold W. Tyning, III of Lakeville. She leaves seven grandchildren William, Holly, Joel, Andy, Lea, Philip and Sarah and ten great-grandchildren, Audria, Kaitlyn,Jennifer, Michael, Grace, Haylee, Gavyn, Heather, Sophia and Tessa.

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be on Friday October 19 at 6 p.m. at West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover. Memorial contributions may be made to West Parish Church, Attn: Clock Fund, 129 Reservation Rd., Andover, MA. 01810 or to GSEM-Camp Maude Eaton, Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass., 95 Berkeley St., Boston, MA. 02116. Arrangements are by The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. To send an online condolence, please visit,