LYONS (Durig), Jacquelyn Elaine (nee Metzler) of Washington Township died May 11, 2022.
Elaine was active in the workplace over the years, including time at Ohio Bell, teaching Nursery School, and after 27 years, she retired as a school bus driver for Sugarcreek Local Schools. She later enjoyed working for AAA as a tour director.
She was a member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church, an associate member of Normandy United Methodist Church, Centerville Civic Women’s Club, and a founding member of Bellbrook Lioness Club. She was preceded in death by infant son, Kevin Lyons, parents, Charlotte (Hale) and John Metzler, husband of 42 years, Jack Lyons, daughter-in-law, Karen Lyons and son-in-law, Kelly Blair. She is survived by husband, Merrill Durig, daughter, Sue Blair (Waynesville, OH), son, Jim Lyons (Derrick) (Melbourne, FL), grandchildren, Eric and Kyle (Katie) Lyons (Jacksonville, FL), Jessica (Myrtle Beach, SC) and Jack Blair (Waynesville, OH), Step-daughters Kathy (Mike) Sullivan (Centerville, OH) and Kelly (Stacy) Johnston (Tampa, FL) and Step-Grandchildren, Nikki Helton (Matt) (Walton, KY), Kelsey Sullivan (Centerville, OH) and Grant Johnston (Tampa, FL); Step-Great Grandchildren, Micah, Hannah, and Lincoln; Brothers, Danny (Karen) Metzler (Xenia, OH) and Joe (Vickie) Metzler (Centerville, OH); nieces, Amy (James) Barr and Jennifer (Andrew) Rainwaters; nephews, Andy (Dan), A.J. (Debbie), and Danny (Lisa) Metzler; special friends Edna & John Parks of West Midlands England, Janice Spicer, “The Girls” from the neighborhood, Sandy Andrulonis, Karen Satterthwaite, Mary Lou Eppers, and numerous other family and close friends.
Elaine loved her family, her broad circle of friends, travel and social events. She traveled throughout the United States and abroad. She made numerous trips to England to visit with her pen pal of 73 years, Edna Parkes.
She enjoyed boating, camping, and traveling with Jack, Sue and Jim and continued traveling with her widow friends, and then with Merrill. She enjoyed time with her family, lunch with friends, bunco groups and entertaining. Elaine was always ready for a new adventure.
Special thanks to Hospice of Dayton for the special care they provided.
The family will receive friends 10 AM - 11 AM Monday, May 16 at Normandy United Methodist Church, 450 W Alex-Bell Rd, Dayton OH. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 11AM at the church with Rev. Harvey Smith officiating. A celebration luncheon at the church and procession will follow. Burial in David’s Cemetery.
If desired, contributions may be made to The American Lung Association, Normandy United Methodist Church, Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church, or your charity of choice.
Monday, May 16, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Monday, May 16, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)