ERIE — Marie H. Kyle, 97, a longtime Erie resident, died at 7:07 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2010, at the Guest Homes Estates in Erie.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1912, on the family farm south of Galesburg to Thomas and Mary (Bolinger) Heady. She moved to Erie with her family where she grew up and attended schools. She graduated from Erie High School in 1930. She later attended and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Pittsburg State Teachers College, now Pittsburg State University. She also attended summer sessions at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science, now Kansas State University, and Northern Arizona State University at Flagstaff.
Her teaching career included several schools in Neosho County and spanned 42 years. She taught at rural schools in Neosho County from 1931 to 1937, at Erie from 1937 to 1952, at Chanute High School from 1952 to 1954 and at Neosho County Community College from 1954 until her retirement in May 1973.
She married Ted W. Kyle at Independence on June 15, 1935. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1998.
She was a member of Erie Federated Church, where she taught Sunday school classes for several years in the 1930s and 1940s. She was also a member of several professional, fraternal and civic organizations, including a life member of the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel, a life member of the Kansas Women’s Day Club, a former member of the Chanute Delta Kappa Gamma Chapter, a member of the Blue Bag Bridge Club, a charter member of the Erie Finesses Bridge Club, a former member of the Erie Chapter No. 136 Order of the Eastern Star, a former member of the Monday Study Club and a member of the George L. Hendricks Post No. 102 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Erie.
Survivors include a niece, Connie Campbell and her husband, Robert, of Erie; a nephew, Phillip Kyle of Tulsa; five great-nieces and nephews, Kimberlee Blaine and her husband, Phil, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Kevin Campbell and his wife, Kathleen, of Hartland, Mich., Kerrie Coomes and her husband, Darold, of Erie, Phil Kyle of Houston and Katie Kyle of Austin, Texas; and 10 great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her husband; a brother, Alfred T. Heady; and her twin sister, Martha Heady.
The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Federated Church in Erie. Burial will follow in the East Hill Cemetery at Erie. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday. Friends may call the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Erie after 9 a.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Erie Federated Church Elevator Fund or the Erie Museum and these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 303 N. Grant St., P.O. Box 182, Erie, 66733.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.