Tyra M. Herink, 94 years of age, of Clyde, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at Park Villa Nursing Home in Clyde. She was born near Cuba, Kan. on Aug. 27, 1918, to William and Jennie (Hadacek) Lahodny. Tyra attended the Cuba School. She married Charles Herink on Oct. 29, 1934, in Beloit. Tyra was a homemaker all of her life and was a member of the Clyde United Methodist Church.
Tyra is survived by a son, Jim Herink and wife Janice of Manhattan; a daughter, Diedra Blackwell of Hays; four grandchildren, Cheryl Williamsen and husband Paul of Rossmoor, Calif., Sheila Wildeman and husband Terry of Lawrence, Heather Blackwell of Sacramento, Calif., Scott Herink and wife Chris of Topeka; six great-grandchildren, Michael Williamsen, Morgan, Ashley and Garrett Wildeman, Katherina and Anna Marie Herink; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles; two sisters, Alice and Doris; and one brother, Dale.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in the Clyde United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anita Strommen officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Clyde. Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m., Friday, May 24, 2013, at Chaput Mortuary in Clyde. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research in care of the Mortuary. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput Mortuary in Clyde is in charge of arrangements.



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