I remember Miss Pyle well and am saddened to learn of her passing. She was my 6th grade teacher in Battle Creek, Michigan in the early 1950s (I am now a tender 70 year old myself), and I remember her telling us that she was a relative of Ernie Pyle the war correspondent. As it was not long after WWII, that fact fascinated me and we looked at her like some kind of celebrity. I never saw her again after the 6th grade, as our junior high was located some distance from the elementary school where she taught. Nor do I know when she left, but it's obvious that she moved on from us to considerably better things. She not only taught us subjects, but how to act as people. I have never forgotten her.
Wilma was a wonderful professional and a legend in the educational field. She blazed a trail for all women and I am grateful to have been able to know her and learn from her. God bless Wilma and her family.