Carol Louise Lyle of Ulysses, Kansas was accepted into God’s loving arms on October 26, 2020. She had just celebrated her 82nd birthday while residing at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, Kansas.
Carol was the 4th daughter of Leslie and Opal (Strode) Walker of Weskan, Kansas. She was born on October 22, 1938 on the family farm north of Ulysses. She graduated from Weskan High School in 1956 with many lifelong friends. During her senior year in high school, Carol met Ewing Lyle of Ulysses, and after attending 1 year at Fort Hays State University, they married on June 16, 1957. Their married life together began with a move to Bonners Ferry, Idaho where they also started their family. Penny Jo, Daniel Dean, and Kevin Keith were born there. In November of 1960, Carol and Ewing with the 3 kids in tow, moved to the family farm in Ulysses where their family continued to grow with the birth of Lyn Leslie and Joan Louise. The family farm grew and developed with many innovative ideas, eventually leading to the creation of Sky Copters, a helicopter service. This venture took Carol on a different path in life as she earned her CDL and learned the art of mixing and filling the helicopter flown by Dan. After the end of her marriage to Ewing, Carol and Dan traveled to many different places and met many people who fondly referred to her as “Mom”. Carol’s sense of humor, humbleness and caring personality touched many lives from around the world. Carol loved to attend church at the First Baptist Church in Ulysses celebrating the love of God with her fellow church members, and where she was a longtime member. Carol held her family very close to her heart. She loved having family gatherings at the family farm. Yet another love of Carol´s was cooking, and she was well known and appreciated for her chicken noodle soup, peanut clusters, and cinnamon rolls that she was more than willing to share with anyone that needed a little special attention. Quilting was a hobby she found time for later in life, and finished her last quilt a few days before her passing.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters; Lorine Ansel and Doris Slaven, and 2 children; Kevin and Joan. Surviving family include Penny and Joe Pucket of Independence, Missouri, Dan Lyle and Rhonda Stadel of Westmoreland, Kansas, Lyn and Darren Day of Liberal, Kansas, Ralph Richter of Ulysses, and Diane Dugan of Roy, Washington, 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, Paul Slaven of Dodge City, Kansas, Fran Reiss and Judy and Don Okeson of Weskan, many nieces and nephews, and Carol’s special friend, Sy Hileman of Ulysses.
Funeral services will take place at the First Baptist Church of Ulysses on November 6, 2020 at 2pm. Burial will take place at the Ulysses Cemetery immediately following the service. If attending in person, the family requests for you to follow the COVID guidelines for Grant County by wearing a mask, social distancing as much as possible, please refrain from attending if you have been exposed or are feeling sick. For those that would like to attend but can't be there in person, both services will be streamed on the Ulysses First Baptist Church Facebook page.
The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers to the following organizations:
Good Shepherd Hospice House, 3801 Vanesta Drive, Manhattan, Ks. 66503;
ALS Association (using this page);
or First Baptist Church of Ulysses, 220 N. Simpson St., Ulysses, KS 67880
A special note of gratitude for the amazing staff and volunteers at the Good Shepherd Hospice House for the care and encouragement for Carol and her family during her stay.