Jeannette O. Kyle, 80, of Shawnee, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Goleta, Calif.
She was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Kansas City, Kan., to Oliver and Bessie Hines. She graduated from Turner High School and St. Mary of the Plains College.
A resident of Garden City for most of her life, Mrs. Kyle taught elementary school and special reading in the Holcomb School District for 27 years. She received the Kansas Master Teacher Award in 1994. She loved teaching ESL in the school district and also volunteered as an ESL instructor in the community. She loved missions and serving on mission trips. Serving her Lord, loving her family and teaching were her passions.
On May 24, 1952, she married Jack H. Kyle.
Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Upchurch and husband Greg of Garden City; three sons, Marshall and wife Judy of Olathe, Paul and wife Sheryl of Shawnee, and Jack and wife Nancy of Independence; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Rosenau of Kansas City, Kan., and Ruby Peck of Goleta. She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Beard; and a grandson, Spc. Clinton R. Upchurch.
A memorial celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Central Church of the Nazarene, 12600 W. 87th Street Parkway in Lenexa.
Memorials are suggested to Cross-cultural Ministries (ESL and missions), in care of Central Church of the Nazarene.