Lisa Kay King

Memorial Mass for Lisa Kay King, 60, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2018 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church followed by a visitation until 6:30 p.m. She passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at her home.

Lisa was born May 22, 1957 in Sabetha, KS the daughter of Billy “Bill” and Della (Larson) Pyle.

She received her BA in Business Administration from Emporia State University in 1978.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where she was active in the Marriage Prep Ministry and other church activities; she was a very active mom and was involved in all her children’s activities, office manager for the Lawrence Catholic Schools Auction for a number of years, and played Bunko with the same group of ladies for 25 plus years. She enjoyed photography, traveling, reading and was a “professional” shopper.
She was a bookkeeper for the Ron King Agency, Inc.

She married Ronald G. King May 27, 1978 in Fairview, KS. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her father, Bill Pyle, Sabetha; her daughter, Laura (Garry) Blackstock, Orlando, FL; two sons, Ryan (Laura) King, Lawrence, Riley King, Newton, KS; three grandchildren, Jasmine and Nico Blackstock and Lily King; sister, Diane Moravec, Buchanon County, MO; and brother, Bill Pyle, Topeka, KS. She was preceded in death by her mother, Della Pyle.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) or Lawrence Habitat for Humanity and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

16 Condolences

  1. H Windheuser on May 8, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    A hard road, well-traveled. We’ll miss seeing her zip by on the mower and walking down the street. Our prayers are with you all as you navigate the new road with good memories for support.
    Michael and Heather Windheuser and family

  2. Pam and Gary Gurney on May 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Sorry for passing of Lisa. Prayers for the families. I know Lisa touched many lives through her journey in life and will continue even now with all the love she had for all!

  3. Marilyn Figuieras on May 9, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Ron and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers your way.

  4. Graham Kelley on May 9, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Bill, so very sorry to learn of Lisa’s passing. I enjoyed visiting with her when I paid the lnsurance bill on my sail boat. Your “Old” band teacher from Sabetha.

    Graham Kelley

  5. Lesa Cyr on May 10, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Pyle Family
    Terrie, I’m so sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. God called her home, so you can meet her in a more beautiful life. Cherish your memories you have and I pray they help ease your pain. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
    Lesa Cyr

  6. C Ballenger on May 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Ron and family, so sorry for the loss of a wonderful lady. May God lift you up in the time of need. Praying for you and the family.

  7. Tom & Megan Chichester on May 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    We are keeping you and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of Lisa passing away. Through your grief you must already know what a blessing it was to have that wonderful woman as your wife for so many years. Heaven has gained a good one. May her light shine down upon you and your family.

  8. Cindy and Dana Cook on May 10, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Ron, Dana and I would like to express our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We know this is very hard on you and your family, our prayers are with you.
    Our sincerest thoughts and blessings to you and your family.

  9. Karen Kolts on May 12, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Ron. So sorry for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lean on your faith and the beautiful memories that you gathered in the 40 years. Be kind to yourself and take care of you. We will all be there. So sorry. Karen Kolts- Retter.

  10. Carole Thomas on May 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I am not currently in Lawrence but my thoughts are with you and the family

  11. Ellen (Plattner) Hertzel on May 16, 2018 at 11:35 am

    I graduated from Sabetha High School with Lisa and we had lockers right next to each other. I was born the day after her the same year(5-23-57). She was a special person and I am sorry to hear of her passing. Many prayers to the families, King & Pyle.

  12. Martin Owens on January 18, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Nancy and Kathy: So sorry to learn of your dad’s demise. We all have fond memes of your folks.
    Martin Owens

  13. Christopher Bachelor and The Employees of New River on January 19, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Kathy and Family,
    I never got to meet your father but it sounds like he was an amazing man. I know that you loved and cared for him very much. I am sorry to hear of his passing. I am sure that you will carry with you the fond memories and shared experiences you have of both your parents.

  14. Doug Houston on January 20, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I served with Wiley for many years in the KU school of business. Wiley was one of those few people who kept the school moving well by stepping to doing whatever needed to be done for the betterment of the school and our students. He was a tireless worker and a compassionate man who showed his caring through his actions. I am sorry to hear of his passing.

  15. Brian Mullis and Pizza Hut Team NC East on January 20, 2019 at 1:28 pm


    Over the years I felt like I knew your father but after reading this it was an eye opener of how amazing a person he was. I am so sorry to learn of his passing but know with all of his life accomplishments and family, he will never be truly gone. It is amazing how much you look like him.

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers

  16. Rhetta Jo Noever on January 26, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Nancy and Kathy, your Dad was my first boss in the School of Business at KU. I enjoyed working with him for many years. Both your folks were a joy, wonderful entertainers making their home a welcoming environment. I have many fond memories of times there. I hope knowing that others have warm memories of your folks will ease your loss.

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