Lyle Young

Funeral services for Lyle E. Young, 91, Lawrence, will be held Thursday, 1:00 p.m., July 18, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.  Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.  Lyle passed away peacefully, Sunday July 14, 2013 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

Lyle was born the eldest son in Clifton, KS on February 28, 1922 to Glenn and Remore Young.  He graduated from Clifton High School in 1939.  He worked for Northern Natural Gas Company until he enlisted in the Army Air Force and became a flight engineer out of San Antonio and then Laredo, Texas. After the war, Lyle went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1946 and retired after nearly 38 years in 1984 as Manager of Network Maintenance for AT&T.  Many of these years he was the Wire Chief in Lawrence and saw the introduction of telephones in the dorms of KU students.

Lyle met his wife, Faye, in 1946 and they were married on April 10, 1947. He is survived by his beloved wife, Faye and his younger sister, Lenore Smith of Topeka, KS. He was proud of his twin children, Bob (Sherry) of Topeka, KS and Barb Innes (Bob) of Overland Park, KS, grandchildren, Jennifer Young, Michael Young and Stephen Innes and many nieces and nephews. Lyle was preceded in death by his brother, Lenard and his grandson, Scott Kristopher Innes.

Lyle was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Royal Order of Jesters of Overland Park, KS, member of The Shrine-Acadia Lodge #9, The Scottish Rite Bodies in Lawrence, the Abdallah Temple, Past President of Lawrence Shrine Club, Charter Member of the Jayhawk Fire Brigade, member of the American Legion Post 14, and a life member of AT&T Pioneers Club.  Lyle was also a former deacon for Lawrence First Presbyterian Church, a  former member of the Elks Lodge#0595, The Lyons Club, and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Lyle will be remembered for his wit, humor and wisdom he shared with all. He was a Winter Texan, RV camping enthusiast, a KU fan, and treasured by his many friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Children’s Mercy Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


11 Condolences

  1. Danny and Linda Hoefer on July 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Faye, may memories of Lyle and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. With love and remembrance.
    Danny and Linda Hoefer

  2. Marcella Flier on July 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Dear Faye,
    You have my sincere sympathy in the passing of Lyle. You have both been an inspiration to the rest of us with your pleasant ways and willingness to join in. May the peace of the Lord be with you.
    Marcella Flier

  3. Ginger Barr, Ed Carpenter/Jordan & Christie Carpenter on July 15, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Dear Family:

    Our entire family is thinking of you at this time. May the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

    You are a wonderful family with great love to sustain you.

    With much love,
    Ginger, Ed, Jordan & Christie

  4. Janet Epley on July 15, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Thinking of you and your famiy and the wonderful visit’s I had with Uncle Lyle on the phone. Praying God will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and protection. Sending our Love. Janet & Charles

  5. Carla and Andy Dodge on July 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

    We were very lucky to have known your dear husband and you through our precious friends Barb and Bob. The room was always lightened by your positive spirit(s).
    Sweet memories and love from family and friends will help. Please accept our most sincere sympathy.
    Carla and Andy Dodge

  6. Harold "Harry" Ryder on July 16, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Lyle will be missed by all that knew and loved him. He was a true friend to all. His compassion, humility and humanity will be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with his wonderful wife Faye and his surviving family members.

  7. David L. Doud on July 17, 2013 at 5:21 am

    Faye, Robert and Barbara,
    I am truly saddened by Lyle’s death. He was always so kind and considerate to me when I came over to your home.
    His passing will not only leave a void in your lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew him. He was a true asset to the community and the Lodge. Lyle’s memory will always remain deep within my heart.
    If there is anything I can do to help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to call me at anytime.
    My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With deepest sympathy,
    David and Susan Doud
    Denver, Colorado

  8. Charles & Elaine Alexander on July 17, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Dear Faye
    Please accept our condolences and heartfelt sympathy in your loss of Lyle. We feel that we have lost a close friend in whose friendship we were fortunate to share over a long and memorable period of time. We shared many common experiences together, from our early start with Ma Bell to camping together enjoying the special get togethers, and the opportunity to just vist. So many pleasant memories. We will be unable to attend the services but you and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Leslie Smith on July 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Never had the opportunity to meet Lyle or you, Faye. But I have known Barb for many years. You raised a great daughter and I know how much she loves you and how much she loved her father. My prayers are with you.

  10. Sharon Nelson Kenney on July 17, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Faye, Thinking of you and your family and how lucky we were to have seen both you and Lyle last year. Lyle was a great guy and we will miss him.

  11. Ray and Mary Hoxie, also Jamie and Lisa on July 19, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Although we weren’t physically there in KS with you both I admire my Uncle Lyle so much. You both have been such role models for a true loving family and what it means to have close loving children and a bond no one could come close to. A wonderful person, and a giving man that will truly be missed. Sent with much love to you all.

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