Memorial services for Kenneth “Kenny” Layne Wyrick, 64, from Lawrence, KS will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2016 at Christ Community Church in Lawrence, Kansas. He peacefully passed away Sunday with Cathy at his bedside singing the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” followed by “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, on May 29, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, after a long battle with Amyloidosis, a rare disease.
Kenneth was born November 6, 1951 in Kansas City, KS the son of Clinton and Ina Mae Wyrick (Wallace). Kenny went to a one room school house through 6th grade with all 3 brothers, and attended Tonganoxie High School in Tonganoxie, Kansas. He was united in marriage to Cathy S. Morken December 3, 2001. She survives at their home. Kenny retired in 2001 after 30 years as a firefighter EMT for the city of Lawrence, KS. Growing up Kenny enjoyed playing baseball, living on a farm, wagon trail riding , and playing blue grass with his parents. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, baling hay, four wheeling, skiing, baseball, raising cows, morel mushroom hunting, and cutting and splitting wood to keep the home fires burning.
Along with his wife Cathy, Mother Ina Mae Wyrick, and brother Danny Wyrick (Claudia) he is survived by his children Phillip Wyrick, Tennille Tegeler (Jeff), Jennifer Ball (Nick), Matt Palmer, Lisa Wagner (Dan) and Sara Reinert (Jason), and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Clinton Wyrick, 2 brothers Terry Wyrick, and James (Gary) Wyrick.
The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the service begins at 11 am on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Kenneth Wyrick Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.