alter “Wally” Kyle, 79, passed away Friday night, April 5, 2013 at the Sabetha Community Hospital. Besides being an amazing and charismatic man in general, Wally was an amazing husband, dad and grandpa.
Serving his time in the military from 1956 to 1957, getting right out to marry his soul mate, Geraldine “Jeanne” Farmer in 1958.
As a lifelong resident of Sabetha, he would reminisce about always working from Lehmann and Meyer to working at Wenger’s MFG for over 50 years, then “so called” retired Wally worked at the United Bank and Trust for 7 years along with cleaning Super Suds for 15 years. During this time, the jewel of his eye was born, Kimberly Kay Kyle in 1960. “Proudest papa” doesn’t even cover the look on Wally’s face when Kim was born. She was his everything, the best daughter around. She then gave Walter his most precious gifts, Remington Clements and Hannah Willey.
Just looking around Wally and Jeanne’s house you can tell how much their little family meant to them. After 55 years of marriage, Wally and Jeanne acted like one, going everywhere together and expressing their love for each other and their family every day. His heart beat would get faster every time Jeanne would walk into the room, and saddened a little each time she would leave. Besides his wife and family, Walter would enjoy everyday fixing anything, from antique cars to welding, always working. And that’s how he would want to be remembered, living and dying working with his boots on.
With heavy hearts, he leaves behind, Jeanne Kyle, his wife; Kim and Scott Bass, daughter and son-in-law; Remington and Billie Clements, his grandson and grand-daughter-in- law; Hannah and Dustin Willey, his granddaughter and grandson-in-law; “Muffin” his loving kitty, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Many thanks to Dr. Wenger and all the nurses at the Sabetha Community Hospital.
Memorial service will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. A visitation is from 9:30 to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to the Sabetha Community Hospital would be greatly appreciated. In honoring Wally we would love to encourage you to turn to someone you love, right now, telling them exactly how much they mean to you, just as he did every single day.