Joyce DeMae Kyle
1927 - 2020
Petersen Family Funeral Home - Newton
215 N. Main
Newton, KS
Joyce DeMae (Gehring) Kyle went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2020. She was born November 14, 1927 at McPherson, Kansas to Fred J.C. Gehring and Helen Marie (Wedel) Gehring.

Joyce married Kenneth Paul Kyle on January 19, 1947 in Burns, Kansas where they lived on the same farm for the duration of their life surrounded by a great, supportive community.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ken of 45 years of marriage and grandson Chris.

She truly had a servants heart, always wanting to do for others and not wanting any recognition in return. She loved the Lord with all her heart and soul.

Joyce was very active in her community and her church. She always had a smile and encouraging word for everyone. Never met a stranger. Joyce and Ken loved spending time with their neighbors visiting and playing cards. She also liked playing twister and match games with her great grandchildren. Her hobbies were reading, crafts, gardening, needlepoint , and just being outdoors.

Joyce is survived by her son Wayne and wife Deby of Texas, grandson Jeff and wife Amy of Texas, great grandson Colton, great granddaughters, McKenna, Brintley, and Leighton all of Texas. Sister Mary Langenegger of Burns and brother Jim Gehring and wife Beulah of Moundridge. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends all over the world.
Published by The Kansan on Aug. 25, 2020.
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They say that every nurse has a patient that they will always remember. Joyce is that patient to me. I remember the first thing I said to her that Friday of Memorial Day weekend in 2018 was ... “your last name is my first name.” We became fast friends and spent the next 2 1-2 days (7a-7p) together. I cried when she went home that Sunday afternoon. The bond was crazy that I shared with her, as well as with Wayne and Deby. She was so sweet and sassy! It was so cute, before she was dismissed she whipped out a tiny little point and shoot camera and told me she wanted to take a picture with me. The battery was dead. So I took out my phone and snapped the first selfie of her and I. We ended up taking 3 selfies over the last few years. I’m so blessed to have met her even if for a small blip of her amazing life. Rest in peace sweet Joyce! Hope your hugging your husband (please apologize to him for having to cut your wedding ring off your swollen hand) and I bet your dancing with that amazing grandson of yours! Until we meet again!
Kyle Myers
August 27, 2020
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