Lewis Gene Lyon, 79, a resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, formerly of Howard, Kansas, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12am at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville. He was born March 24, 1935 in rural Fredonia, Kansas, the son of Frank Andrew and Ruth (Foreman) Lyon. Lewis was a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, serving 1952-1961. He was a school principal for a few years and then served as a pastor in the Wesleyan Church for 30 years, retiring in 1994.
On October 4, 1956 in Topeka, Kansas, he married Betty Law. She survives at their home in Bartlesville.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Betty, include:
Four children and spouses:
Lon & Kim Lyon of Dewey, OK
Kevin & Merly Lyon of Olathe, KS
Twila & Gale McCammon of Howard, KS
Lewis & Melissa Lyon of Bartlesville, OK
Kenneth Lyon of Olathe, KS
Garrold Lyon of Benton City, WA
Frank Lyon of Benton City, WA
Mildred Boster of Berryton, KS
Wilma Kebert of Derby, KS
Nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren
His parents; two brothers, Francis Lyon and Richard Lyon; five sisters, Alice McElwain, Ella Mae Branson, Annabell Friend, Lucille Harmon and Ruth Scott; and an infant daughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at the Calvary Wesleyan Church in Fredonia with Pastor Loren Rovenstine officiating. Burial will be in the Farmington Cemetery, north of Fredonia, with military rites. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the funeral, 9:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M. A memorial has been established in Lewis' name with the Calvary Wesleyan Church in Fredonia and contributions can be sent to the funeral home. Words of condolence for the family may be sent to www.timmonsfuneralhome.com.
Timmons Funeral Home, PO Box 168, Fredonia, KS, 66736, is in charge of the arrangements.