Tyninska "Tinye" Landers

Tyninska “Tinye” Landers, 84, daughter of Charles and Hannah (Walker) Navarre, was born June 12, 1925, in Chicago, Ill. She passed away April 2, 2010, in the Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Tinye grew up in the Chicago area and attended school there. Her father was a ballet instructor had a great respect for a ballerina named Tyninska, hence Tinye got her name!

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Hap of Houston, Mo.

Tinye met Larry “Hap” Landers in West Frankfort, Ill. He was playing the organ at a local roller rink and she was there roller skating. It was a passion of hers and she was very good. They got married Oct. 18, 1960, by a justice of the peace. When Hap joined the service, the Army did not recognize their marriage by the justice of the peace and they were married again on Feb. 7, 1962. So, they had the privilege of celebrating their marriage twice a year. After their marriage they moved to Columbia, Mo., then Jefferson City and finally on April 1, 1979, to Houston, Mo. Hap opened Texas County Auto Parts and Tinye worked as secretary there until 1984, when her health began to make it impossible for her to work.

Tinye had many loves in her life. She loved Hap and they enjoyed many trips in their RV, visiting different spots in the states and making stops to sample the restaurants along the trip. They had a home on Lake of the Ozarks for several years and spent most of the weekends there. It was there that she could be found out in the boat, throwing the line over the side to catch fish, one of her favorite pastimes. Tinye and Hap did not go very many places without their beloved dogs. They were family and she wore picture pins of her “children” all the time.

She was an avid reader, reading from cover to cover any newspaper or magazine she could get her hands on.

Tinye was a giver. Many friends and family received for birthdays, anniversaries or just “because days” gifts from her. She was a faithful card sender, letting friends and family know she was thinking of them and wishing them blessings. Her thoughtfulness and an always-friendly greeting will be missed by many.

Tinye had accepted Jesus as her Savior and Lord and was ready to meet Him. She is now enjoying a beautiful place with her Wonderful Savior.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday April 9, 2010, at Northside Baptist Church, Houston, Mo., with Wesley Wallace officiating. It was Tinye’s wishes to be cremated. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansfh.com.

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