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Obituary for Lorita (Rita) June Pyle

Lorita (Rita) June Pyle 86, Gardner KS, passed away Monday, March 6, 2023 at Wellsville Health & Rehab, Wellsville, KS. A Celebration of Life will be held on A later date. Inurnment in Reading Cemetery, Reading, KS. Condolences may be left at

Rita was born in Reading, KS., August 13, 1936. She was born to Preston T and Roberta J. Sells. Rita grew up and graduated from Reading High School in 1954. After high school, Rita worked at Southwestern Bell in Emporia, KS, until she married David L. Pyle, also from Reading, in 1956. Together they had 3 children, Kevin, Kirk and Kim. Rita and Dave lived in several areas but settled in Gardner, KS in 1973. Rita loved cooking and worked in the food industry most of her adult life. She worked in food service at USD 231 for fifteen years and also worked as a manager in the Myron Green Cafeteria at North Supply.

Rita and Dave loved to travel and had been to every state except Hawaii. Rita’s family and grand-kids came first. Her greatest love was her grand-kids and great-grand-kids and hanging out with all her family. Rita also enjoyed camping.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dave (2006) and son Kevin.

Rita is survived by her son Kirk (Paula) and daughter Kim (Jim) Hoehn; Grand-kids: Ryan Pyle, Jay (Jamie) Pyle, Justin (Alyssa) Hoehn, Jerid (Cindy) Hoehn, Preston (Shannon) Pyle, Lucy (Mitch) Allen and Great -grand-kids: Ainsley, Maddox, Myla, Maxwell, Tucker, Levi and Quinn; Brother Jimmy (Trudi) Sells; sisters Sally Burd and Judy (Hurley) and many nieces and nephews.