Velma Jeanette Tyson, 62, of Independence, MO, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 17, 2014. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at Graceway(formerly the KC Baptist Temple) 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO 64133. Funeral service will be 10:00am, Wednesday at the same location. Burial will be at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens in Lee’s Summit. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to defray expenses. Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, MO.Velma was born June 11, 1951 in Fowler, Kansas to Daniel E. and Martha J. (Loewen)Reimer. She attended school in Meade, Kansas where she graduated high school with honors. She earned her bachelors degree at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. After moving to Kansas City, she continued her education at the UMKC conservatory and received her masters in piano performance. Velma instructed piano at a private studio in her home. She has countless current and former students. She was the rehearsal accompanist for the Independence Messiah Choir and the Jacomo Chorale. She was a member of the Kansas City Music Teachers Association, as well as many other music arts related organizations. She and her husband, John, are members of Eastside Baptist Church in Independence, MO. Velma is preceded in death by her father, Daniel E. Reimer. She is survived by her husband John Tyson of the home, son Justin Tyson and his wife Breanna Tyson of Grain Valley, MO, her mother, Martha J. Reimer, sister Julia Warkentin of Wichita, KS, sister Laura Pearce of Wichita, sister Sylvia Kuhlmeier of West Plains, MO, brother Ivan Reimer of Meade, KS, brother Carl Reimer of Meade, KS, two precious grandchildren, Sierra Nicole Tyson and Alyssa Grace Tyson, as well as many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins who loved her dearly. On behalf of the Tyson/Reimer/Beaver families, we would like to thank everyone from the bottom of ours hearts for all the prayers through our time of loss.