Nov. 16, 1910 - Jan 4, 2007
STRATTON -- LeNeve Marjorie Kyle, 96, died Thursday (Jan. 4, 2007) at the Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
She was born Nov. 16, 1910, in Stratton, to Henry Wilson and Nellie May (Reed) Kyle, and grew up in the Stratton area. She was a member of the graduating class of 1929, at Stratton High School and attended Doane College for two years, graduating in 1932.
She taught school for two years in the late 30s, before starting her 30-year career in public welfare, as a director and caseworker. She lived in Kearney for close to 20 years before moving back to Stratton. Her mother lived with her for 20 years, coming to Kearney to share her home after the death of her husband and son.
She was a 50 plus year member of Community United Methodist Church in Stratton, and was always an active member. She played piano at church for many years and would often play with the choir. She also had many other interests in the community, including the Hitchcock County Historical Society, the Busy Bee Club, American Legion Auxiliary, and Grandview Retirement Center. She enjoyed reading and writing, and music was always a special part of her life. Family and friends were important to her. She loved God's earth, and all His creatures, especially cats.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Henry and Nellie Kyle; and one brother, Pharence Kyle.
Survivors include her cousins, Marian Mohr, Pauline Reed and husband George, and Iris Gummere; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Visitation is today from 3-6- p.m., at Community United Methodist Church in Stratton.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Brian Fong officiating. Interment will follow services at Rose Hill Cemetery near Stratton.
Memorials may be given in her name to Grandview Retirement Center or Community United Methodist Church, both of Stratton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton.