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Lyle Ray McElvania

December 4, 1926 — August 29, 2022

Lyle Ray McElvania, 95, of Liberal, Kansas, and formerly from the Iowa Falls area, died peacefully on August 29, 2022, in Liberal Kansas. Lyle McElvania was born in Bradford, Iowa on December 4, 1926, to Floyd and Gladys McElvania. He attended elementary school at Oakland #6 in Popejoy, Iowa for 8 years. He then attended Popejoy High school for 2 years then moved to Alden, Iowa where he attended high school 2 years and graduated in 1944. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the Army Air Corp. On October 15, 1949, Lyle was united in marriage to his beloved June Rommel, they were married for 57 years until her death in 2006. They had four children, Linda, David, Kevin, (died when 2 years old) and Mark. After the Army he worked at a service station with his dad and as a mail post carrier, joining Purina in 1947. While working for Purina Feed Company he was employed in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Springdale, Arkansas, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and retired as General Manager of the Purina plant in Liberal, Kansas, 1991. His total years with Purina were 44. Lyle was a Christian, a believer in Jesus Christ. He was a Sunday School teacher and Deacon at the Lutheran church in Springdale, Arkansas for many years, and currently a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal, Kansas. He enjoyed playing golf and wood working. Lyle is survived by his children Linda (John) Canterbury of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, David (Claudia) McElvania of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Mark McElvania of Liberal, Kansas, grandchildren Nic (Snoober) Canterbury of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Jenny Frazier (Brian) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Sarah McElvania (Johnny) Kitchen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jonathan McElvania of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dylan McElvania of Liberal, Kansas and James McElvania of Liberal, Kansas, great-grandchildren Easton, Ella, Harper Frazier of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Margo, and Sam Canterbury of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Taylor, Zachary, Logan Kitchen of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Jonas McElvania of Liberal, Kansas, brothers, Glen (Pat) McElvania and Marlyn(Marlys) both of Alden Iowa, niece Charlene and (Eddie) Polzin of Marshalltown, Iowa, and several other nieces and nephews in Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Gladys McElvania, wife, June, son Kevin and sister Lavon Simpson. A graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Alden Cemetery, Hardin County, Iowa. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls, Iowa and locally with Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornungfuneralhome.com Hornung Family Funeral Home, 1212 W. 2nd Street, Liberal, Kansas
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