OBITUARY: Joyce DeMae Kyle

Joyce DeMae (Gehring) Kyle went to be with the Lord on Aug. 19, 2020. She was born on Nov. 14, 1927, at McPherson, to Fred J.C. Gehring and Helen Marie (Wedel) Gehring. Joyce married Kenneth Paul Kyle on Jan. 19, 1947 in Burns, where they lived on the same farm for the duration of their lives surrounded by a great, supportive community. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ken of 45 years of marriage and grandson, Chris. She truly had a servant’s heart, always wanting to do for others and not wanting any recognition in return. She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul. Joyce was very active in her community and her church. She always had a smile and encouraging word for everyone. Never met a stranger. Joyce and Ken loved spending time with their neighbors visiting and playing cards. She also liked playing Twister and match games with her great-grandchildren. Her hobbies were reading, crafts, gardening, needlepoint and just being outdoors. Joyce is survived by her son, Wayne and wife, Deby of Texas, grandson, Jeff and wife, Amy of Texas, great-grandson, Colton, great-granddaughters, McKenna, Brintley and Leighton all of Texas; sister, Mary Langenegger of Burns and brother, Jim Gehring and wife, Beulah of Moundridge; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends all over the world. Graveside service will be Friday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m., at Marion Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St Judes Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society.