In earlier years, she worked at Western Insurance and as receptionist for Citizens Bank.
She married Blake Hudson in 1976. They later divorced. She loved music and played the piano.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Hudson, Kansas City, Mo.; her mother and father, Donnell and Kenneth Tinsley, Blue Mound, Kansas; four brothers, Larry Tinsley, Bronson, Kan., Kendon Tinsley and wife Serena, Joplin, Mo., Jeff Tinsley and Tim Tinsley, both of Fort Scott; and one sister, Kendra Tinsley, Topeka, Kan.
Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.