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Lori L. Wyre

April 27, 2019

Lori L. Wyre, 53, passed away Saturday April 27, 2019.

She was born May 18, 1965 in Winfield, KS to Tom and June (Duensing) Coffey. She was later legally adopted by E.G. Rockey. On April 23, 1990 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Steve Wyre. She is survived by her husband, Steve; her daughter, Anne of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Bryan (Kristi) Rockey, Topeka; two sisters, Tomi (Tony) Rues, La Crosse, and Robin (Todd) Hutchinson, Cold Spring, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evert and June Rockey.

Lori graduated from Mission Valley High School and Washburn University. She received her MBA from Baker University. She served Rockey’s Inc, the family business, and then went on to work for BNFS for almost 18 years. She loved to learn and work.

Lori was a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Topeka. She was active at church serving in many capacities.She volunteered for Junior Achievement, the BNSF Christmas Train, Project Topeka, and for The Villages.

Lori was the embodiment of sunshine and she lived her life to the fullest. She was an avid reader, traveler, and adventurer. She truly loved and cared for her family, friends, and anyone she met. She was kind, incredibly generous, and the life of any party.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Prairie Band Casino and Resort in the Convention Center on May 4th from 3-5 P.M., 12305 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS 66509 (Flowers can be sent there for the celebration). Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ, Scientist and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave online condolences go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.






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19 thoughts on “Lori L. Wyre

  1. My deepest sympathies to Lori’s family. I worked on Lori’s team for several years. Not only was she supportive there, but always gave me great advice when I was struggling personally. I will miss being able to vent to her, sharing stories and experiences at happy hours, and all the great books she recommended. Our talks always led to our favorite characters, trips we hoped to take someday, and raising kids. She was always understanding and kind, and I looked up to her as a leader as well as a mother and adventurer.

  2. I have been trying to find the right words all week. There are none that I can share here, but I know you know exactly what I would say. You were my mentor, my teammate and my friend. Thank you for bringing our the best in me. Until we meet again my friend…

  3. Steve, Annie and all of Lori’s family and dear friends – Lori was such a special person. Her BNSF family will miss dearly her selflessness, great big smile, positive attitude, the way she figured out a solution to every problem brought to her, the way her face would light up when she talked about her family, and so much more. She has impacted so many lives! Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. My deepest condolences to the Wyre family regarding Lori’s passing. It was my privilege to know Lori as co-worker and friend for many years. Her smile and contagious optimism will always be in my fond memories of her.

  5. So sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. The loss of Lori will be felt by many. She was a hard worker; extremely loyal and caring to all she met. You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. So sorry for your loss. We knew Lori when she worked for Rocky and we worked with June. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  7. Our deepest sympathies to Steve and the Wyre family at the loss of beautiful Lori. I will remember her sweet laugh and bright smile. It is apparent that she was loved by all. Sending love and condolences from all of our family.
    The Kings (Aunt Leta)
    The Nirenbergs (Cindy and Walter)
    The Moons (Kathy and Bert)

  8. Steve and Annie,we are so sorry for your loss.I did not no Lori but heard wonderful things about her. .Steve if we can help in an way Please let us know.Midland is having there 23rd celebration walk, I will let off a beautiful butterflie , for a beautiful woman.may God Bless your family.

  9. I did not know Lori personally but she did assist me with work a work related issue in February of 2018. She was very kind and was able to resolve the problem.

    I’m sending prayers out to all the family and friends she surrounded herself with. From all of the testimony’s listed here, she sounds like an amazing woman to have known.

  10. Steve and family: We are so very sorry for your loss. We knew Lori from the Baker MBA study group that met at our house for two years. Her smile lit up the room and her wit was contagious. I felt truly blessed for having known Lori, she always helped keep our group on task and was a significant contributor to everything we did. Lori was a beautiful person inside and out, and even though we haven’t been in touch for quite a while, her absence will be heavy on our hearts. Cherryl and I wish your our sincere condolences and will include you in our prayers.

  11. So sorry for your loss. Lori was one of the kindest persons I have ever met. Always smiling, especially when talking about her family.

  12. So sorry to hear of Lori’s passing!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Steve, and all the family.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. Meeting Lori in college and having the privilege of being her college roommate was a true blessing in my life. Lori was one of the kindest and most sincere people I have ever met in my life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. You and your family are in my heart and mind. My deepest sympathies on the passing of kind hearted Lori. I’ll see you on the other side of the stars my sweet friend!

  15. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for all of you, Steve, Anne and Tomi, and all of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lori’s infectious smile and kindness will forever be remembered.

  16. Steve and Anne,

    Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

    Jackie and Mike Teaford

  17. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lori’s family and friends. She was an AMAZING person. At work or at play she always had a smile on her face. She truly was the definition of Kindness.

  18. So very sorry for your loss Wyre Family. Lori was always a very Nice and Kind Person. She will be missed very much. God bless My thoughts and prayers for the Family.

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