May 31, 1937 - Nov. 5, 2008
WAUNETA -- Lyle Humphreys, 71, died Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2008) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.
He was born to William Kermit and Opal Marjory Lemon Humphreys on May 31, 1937, south of Max in Dundy County.
In 1940, he had a serious battle with sleeping sickness, leaving him with disabilities the rest of his life. He was cared for by his parents until he entered the Hester Home in 1998. He was admitted into Dundy County Hospital on Oct. 31, 2008, and stayed there until his death.
He was an avid radio listener while growing up and reader of magazines, Flying and National Geographic. He enjoyed airplanes and was able to take a plane ride over the Dundy County area, courtesy of Bob Brown. He also enjoyed watching a channel featuring livestock auctions and attending family activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Opal; niece, Nancy; great-nephew, Jackson Mossburg; and brother-in-law, Loren Mossburgh.
Survivors include his brothers, Merril and wife, Sylvia of Imperial and Levoine of Max; sisters, Ila Foster and husband, Val of Omaha and Shary Jones of Max; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were today at Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta. Interment followed in the Ash Grove Cemetery in rural Wauneta.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.