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Mary Ellen Kyle

March 29, 2017



Mary Ellen Kyle left this earth on March 29, 2017 at the Newton Medical Center for her long awaited journey to meet the Lord. She was born July 25, 1923 in Dodge City, Kansas to Dee J. and Wilma (Clemmons) Elliott.  On March 21, 1953 she married Wilbur R. Kyle and he preceded her in death on January 14, 1993.


Mary Ellen worked in the purchasing department of the Santa Fe Railroad in Newton for many years. She also worked alongside her husband as a manager of the former Santa Fe Credit Union.  Mary Ellen was a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught youth groups and sponsored a college and career group at the church.  She was also a member of the Beta Sigma Sorority and volunteered for the Red Cross and she was a member of the Citizens Revue Board the voice for children for 6 years  Mary Ellen has a love of her family and she greatly looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.


She is survived by her daughters: Diane Hendrickson of Yukon, OK and Becky Herron of Newton, KS; one son Steven L. Kyle of Warr Acres, OK. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


Mary Ellen is preceded in death by her parents and husband.


Graveside committal service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday April 3, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton with Pastor Duane Moraine presiding.   Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on  Sunday April 2, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home.


Memorials are suggested to the Newton Area Senior Center in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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