Betty Jane Kyle, 87, passed away on June 2, 2015, at Peabody Health and Rehab Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 1, 1928, to Harold and Leona (Hunt) Walter in Detroit, Michigan. At a young age, she moved to Kansas along with her brother and sister, where she was raised by her grandmother in Burns, Kansas. She attended school in Burns, graduating in 1945.
Betty married Glenn Kyle on Sept. 6, 1945, at the Burns Catholic Church. They spent their life farming in the rural Peabody-Burns area, where they raised two sons, Daniel and Robert. Together, they celebrated 68 years of marriage.
Throughout the years, Betty had other part-time jobs, as well. She was an active member of the Burns Catholic Church and a member of the 20th Century Club and the Sorosis Beta Club. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandma and a friend to many. She will be greatly missed.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Sonny Walter; and a sister, Norma Martin. She is survived by two sons, Daniel Kyle of Florence and Robert and wife, Becky, of Peabody; two grandsons, Broderick and Braxton Kyle of Peabody; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Kyle of Burns.
A visitation was held on Friday, June 5, at Baker Funeral Home in Peabody. A rosary and memorial service was held on Saturday, June 6, at the Holy Family Parish in Florence with interment at St. Margaret Mary Cemetery in Burns. Memorials have been established for the Alzheimer’s Association and Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Baker Funeral Home, 601 SE 36th St., Ste. 126, Newton KS 67114.