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Kenneth R. “Kenny” Wyre

April 17, 2016

Eskridge—Kenneth R. “Kenny” Wyre, 76,  lifelong resident of Eskridge, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.

He was born August 10, 1939 at Eskridge the son of Burney H. and Marie McMasters Wyre.  Kenny graduated from Eskridge High School in 1958.

Mr. Wyre worked for Rylie Equipment from August 10, 1958 until his retirement on April 28, 2000.  He was an avid softball player playing until his 50’s.

He was married to Carole L. “Red” Justus on April 7, 1962 at Miami, OK.  She preceded him in death on January 21, 2011.  He was also preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bill, Rick, Nadine and Donna Lee.

Survivors include his children, Tammy and Greg Marett, Mike and Sandy Swygert and Steve and Lori Wyre all of Topeka; two brothers, Max Wyre and Don Wyre both of Henderson, NV; two sisters, Doris Davis, Belton, MO. and Sandy McAlister, Maramec,OK; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday April 22, 2016 at the United Church of Eskridge.  Inurnment will be in the Eskridge Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kenneth R. Wyre Memorial Fund to be designated for local projects and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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18 thoughts on “Kenneth R. “Kenny” Wyre

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. May family and your many friends give you comfort. Also look to God’s Word for comfort in the future fulfillment of his promises.
    “For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive, so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to…Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” – John 5:21,28,29.

  2. Kenny was a special person!! Until today, I thought I was the only one he said, “Hey, girl” to. He will be missed. He had such expressive and honest eyes, a soft-spoken, gentle giant. He was great to work with professionally and we’ve remained friends since his retirement. His life was well-lived and he set a great example.

    Prayers and comfort go out to all who knew and loved Kenny!

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of Kenny. Whenever I would see Kenny he would call me pretty lady, but also say here comes trouble. He made cinnamon rolls for us one time. I was out of town and by the time I got home Russ had ate them all. When Kenny found out he made me some just for me. What a great guy and he will really be missed. Thoughts and prayers for all the family. Meg and Russ Kraus

  4. Eskridge has lost another one of it’s good ol boys! Kenny was one of those people who loved to tease people and make them smile. I will always remember the cinnamon roll making lessons he gave me – his were the best! So sorry for your loss Steve, Tammy & Mike!

  5. We are thinking of all of you. Absolutely loved and adored this guy and will forever miss hearing “Hey, girl” followed by a big hug. Kent has so many wonderful memories from growing up in the Wyre house. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. I was so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He would always have a big hug for me. The mischievous look he always had in his eyes always made you wondering what he was going to joke to you about. Love him and he will be missed, he was one of the good guys.

  7. Sorry to hear about Kenny he was one of the good guys and I know he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  8. Many fond and ornery memories. Have know him for almost 56 years. Every few years he would remind me of one of the first times we met and tease me. If I was around my kids got the occasional pick. Now Gary K is the only one left around to pick on me, but it won’t be the same, as Kenny was actually the one with the reason to tease. So sorry for your families loss, never an easy road. I am sure he is getting an earful now, so he will be in good company. Take care.

  9. Mike, Tammy, Steve and families,
    Deepest condolences at the passing of Kenny. I always remember how much fun it was when Carol and Kenny coached our softball team. They were really cool.
    Ann Durkes

  10. Please accept our deepest sympathy . Kenny was a great person. And a joy to be around. Our Grand kids adored him. He will be missed by many. So sorry for the loss of Kenny.

  11. Steve, Lori, Anne & family:

    We’re so very sorry for your loss ~ Kenny will be greatly missed!!
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all ~ cherish your memories!!

  12. We were so sorry to hear of Kenny passing on…he was such a good guy and will be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. We were so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing on…he was such a good guy and will truly be missed by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Kenny will be missed so much! He always had a kind word for eveyone. Our thoughts and Prayers are with his family.
    Steve, Vickey & Angela Bush

  15. I was truly sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He was a wonderful friend and will be deeply missed by the entire community. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny’s was a life well-lived!

  16. Tammy, Mike, Steve & families…So sorry for the loss of your beloved daddy. Your parents were always so good to me and it meant so much to me! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers ~

  17. We will miss you so much! I am blessed to have got to spend some time with you. I know Tim thought the world of you and he will cherish the memories you made together. May you rest in peace. Connie, Tim & Family

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