Alberta J. Pyle

Mass of Christian Burial for Alberta J. Schopper Pyle, 88, Eudora, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on Holy Family’s webpage on Facebook. Due to Covid-19, social distancing will be observed and masks are required in the church.

Alberta passed away at Medicalodges on Sunday, June 21, 2020.

Alberta was born on July 25, 1931 in Eudora, KS, the daughter of John and Helen (Grosdidier) Schopper.

She and her husband, Tom, were the owners and operators of Pyle Meat Company since 1959. Tom closed the store when he retired.

She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and St. Theresa Society.

She married Thomas “Tom” R. Pyle on December 30, 1950 in Eudora, KS. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her three daughters, Rose (Dave) House, Bernadette (Roger) Fulks, Roberta (Dirk) Lehmann, all of Eudora; four sons, Joseph (Andrea) Pyle, Eudora, Edward (Mary) Pyle, Lenexa, KS, Patrick (Sandy) Pyle, Olathe, KS, Thomas “Tommy” Pyle, Eudora; 34 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Ann Schopper and Rose Cordry. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, George Schopper, Carroll Schopper, Edward Schopper; and two sisters, Sister Doloris Schopper and Sister Marcella Schopper

A private family rosary will be recited. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Holy Family Catholic Church Building Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

32 Condolences

  1. Jeni Eggers on June 23, 2020 at 8:23 am

    My kids always remember her as Grandma Pyle, and how she would drive her lawn tractor and trailer over to their school to give them rides. My oldest especially remembers her setting him in her lap when he was really small, and letting him ‘drive’ the tractor. Alberta was a loving gift from God…a force of nature who will truly be missed. You are all in our prayers.

  2. Donna Ketchum on June 24, 2020 at 6:40 am

    Our deepest sympathies are with you, Tom and family. Alberta was a lovely person who loved her family and friends. She will be missed by so many.

  3. Harry Shafer on June 24, 2020 at 9:29 am

    So sorry to hear about ur loss Harry knew ur family for many years I am sure she was a wonderful wife mother sister grandma and great grandma. She will be watching over all of u from heaven.

  4. Michael and Linda Schopper on June 24, 2020 at 10:42 am

    My greatest memory of Aunt Alberta was when my brother and Joe were staying at their house for a few days over the summer and she helped us build a ‘raft’ to float on the pond that was on the pond at their place across from the Schopper farm. Most moms today would be horrified about building such a dangerous object let alone allow kids to use it. Well she not only approved of it she helped us build it so it would float, helped us get it in the water, and then laughed as only she could watching us fall off the unstable raft into the water. That smile and laugh will always be with me. My heart soared every time she called me ‘sweetheart’ from childhood to adulthood I loved hearing her call me that. Like a verbal hug. I’m going to miss her, but so much of her is in all her children, grandchildren nieces and nephews that she will never really be gone but live in all of us. Blessings to the Pyle family during this difficult time.

  5. Tom B Tucker on June 24, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Tom, Joe, Rose and other family members you have my sincere condolences. I never knew Alberta very well however I do remember one winter in about 2007, I stopped by The Store to visit with Tom however Alberta wasn’t in the store that day, she’d gone sledding with the grandkids. It was something like 25 degrees outside, Alberta was in her 70’s and she wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to go sledding with her grandkids. She didn’t take the grandkids sledding, she was sledding with them. I’m sure you all have many fond memories that will help you through this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers to your family during this sad time.

  6. Brenda Stinson on June 24, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Tom and family. So many fond memories as Meat Processors. Father Pyle making sure we all “behaved” when we all would go out for dinner and thinking he was getting stuck with the tab. Oh I will cherish all our laughs. You and the family will be in my prayers during these difficult days. Hugs to you all.

  7. Emily Dahlem on June 24, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Wonderful lady! She made the best homemade bread every day. She brought me a loaf while it was still warm. She enjoyed life to the fullest! R I P.

  8. Ron lee on June 24, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Always on the move, high positive energy,so enjoyable to be around. Fond memories….sympathies for the family….

  9. Tammy Campbell on June 24, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Living in Eudora you couldn’t help but know Mr. and Mrs. Pyle. Growing up in Holy Family Church I saw them every Sunday, sitting right up front, and spent my High School days going to Bible study in their home. My heart and prayers go out to the entire Pyle family and the Eudora community.

  10. Kathy Chartrand on June 24, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    To Ed and Rose and the Schopper family, I am sorry you lost someone you love. My prayers will include all of you in the days to come.

  11. Holly on June 24, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    My second mom …. lived her so. She never forgot me when she was making her bread. Thank you mama Pyle for everything!

  12. GARY TOLLEFSON on June 25, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Tom and family, I was saddened to read of beautiful Alberta’s passing today…the memories came alive upon reading this…so many years of a great friendship has your family provided for mine..Her wit and her smile will always be remembered…Alberta shall not be forgotten…Gary Tollefson

  13. Matt Neis on June 25, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Such a great person. I remember seeing her at all of the Eudora High School events and festivals over the years. Have all of the family in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Dee Ann Seiwald Andrews on June 25, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I have such fond memories of Mrs. Pyle and the whole Pyle family. She always wore that big smile and had a warm “sweetheart” greeting to go with her fresh bread or donuts. There was always room around her table and in her family.

    Sending heartfelt condolences to Tom and all of the kids and families. She was a bright light in the many lives she touched.

  15. Gary Scott on June 25, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    Loved seeing her around the Community Center with the “kids”. Enjoyed her hot bread. Full of energy, love, and support of community. Thoughts and prayers with the entire family.

  16. Barbie Tuckel-Wolford on June 25, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Sorry to hear about Alberta aka Grandma Pyle. Sending our love and prayers.
    With Love,
    Roger & Betty (Madl) Tuckel and Family

  17. Ted & Linda Scribner on June 25, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    So sorry to hear about Alberta’s passing. Such a lovely lady. I saw a lady downtown this afternoon that reminded me of her, then I read about her passing. My heart aches for the whole Pyle family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Mary Jane Folks Church on June 26, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers fir the family.

  19. Shayla Sullivant Dehaemers on June 27, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    My thoughts and prayers to your entire beautiful family. I will always remember with fondness the family reunions in Eudora that included much laughter, and especially the “Alberta hug”. My brother Chris always talked about how much he loved those hugs. She had such an energy filled with love ❤️

  20. Jesse Atterbury on June 27, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    This. This breaks my heart. She was such an amazing person. Such a strong willed person. I first met her at the dental office years ago. She always brought her bread. Fell in love with her and her entire family. Her beautiful light went out. Her legend lives on in family and friends. Rest well Alberta. God Bless you.

  21. Shirley Tarpy on June 28, 2020 at 11:19 am

    Tom and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I remember her laugh and sense of humor. We had many Friday mornings in the 70’s having coffee with the ladies at the local cafe. Those days were full of laugh and fun times. Prayers for you and your families….God Bless…

  22. Lenice Love on June 29, 2020 at 1:34 am

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to Tom and family. She was a wonderful woman. One of the first people I met when I came to Eudora. Always had an encouraging word and never too busy to stop what she was doing to offer to help. God bless her!

  23. Judi Ogrady on June 29, 2020 at 11:35 am

    To the Pyle Family:
    My deepest condolences to all of you. There is something about sending one of your parents home that leaves one at a loss. It seems no matter how old you get you always call on your Mother. Mothers are the jewels of our lives long before we realize it. She will remain with you deep in your spiritual soul. To the Grands & the Greats oh what memories you have & to future children they will see her through your eyes & heart, they will feel her love. A large giving caring large family will forever be her legacy. God Bless You All.

  24. Don Grosdidier on June 29, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    Like so many others I will always remember Alberta’s wonderful homemade bread. It was a lot more than delicious warm bread. It was always amazing how that bread would show up in times when you needed it most. A lot of love went into that bread. We will certainly miss Alberta!

  25. Dickie Miller on June 30, 2020 at 11:11 am

    So sorry for you loss, she was a sweet lady with so much love in her heart. Growing up with my dad working for Tom for 30 years i spent a lot of time with all the family and she always had a smile on her face and warm loaf of bread on the table. may god comfort the family.

  26. Julie (Katzfey) Rigg on June 30, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I will forever cherish my memories of “Mama Pyle “. She was always on the go, either in the kitchen, or outside working in the yard, with a smile on her face or humming her favorite songs. I spent many Friday nights at the Pyle house and it was expected that if you spent the night you were to also participate in kneeling down with her and Tom to say the rosary. She also always had a fresh loaf of bread to send home the next day. Alberta’s faith and love for her family was abundant, and I feel blessed to have been a part of that!
    Sending prayers of comfort and peace to Tom, Roberta, Tommy, Pat, Ed, Rose, Bernadette, Joe, and all of your families.❤️

  27. Cynthia L Bruce on July 1, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    My condolences to the Pyle/Schopper family.. My life and Brother Dale was intertwined with the Pyle/Schopper family I lived at the Schopper family farm for a couple years with Carrol Schopper and heard lots of memories of the whole Schopper family history. And they were all good people.. Cynthia Bryant Bruce

  28. Bob Lindeen on July 2, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Our condolences to the Pyle family, Alberta was special friend and person. I remember the delicious bread she made, our prayers go out too all family members… Marilyn and Bob Lindeen.

  29. Jerry Gustin on July 2, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    I remember always seeing her and Tom at Mass, as far back as the old stone Church, when we made family visits to Eudora. Never saw her without a smile. Our prayers and sympathy go out to all of you.

  30. Jim and Linda Garcia on July 3, 2020 at 1:41 am

    Roberta, Our thoughts and Prays are with you and your family. Hold on and cherish the memories you all have of her, for she will always live in your hearts. God Bless

  31. Susie Trabanr on July 4, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    My deepest sympathy to Tom and family.
    Susie (Schehrer) Trabant

  32. Gerri Kirkpatrick on July 15, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Alberta and Tom always made me feel welcome and I especially enjoyed our chats after Mass. Like everyone else, I looked forward to her wonderful bread at the many Holy Family pot lucks. I feel blessed to have known her while I was at Holy Family.

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