Obituary: Bernard Leroy Pyle

Bernard Leroy Pyle, 80, of Topeka, died at home March 27, 2022. He was born June 23, 1941, the son of George V. and Nellie E. Bundy Pyle, at the St. Anthony’s Hospital in Sabetha.

He attended Morrill Grade School and Morrill High School, graduating in 1959. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1970. He was a member of the Countryside United Methodist Church of Topeka. His love of family led to genealogy. Hunting, fishing and hiking led to his love of photography. Planning, designing and using his hands led to woodworking. Love of history led to reading and studying the Civil War, WWI and WWII.

Bernard married Marinda May Bailey Aug. 20, 1961, at The Church of the Brethren in Morrill.

Survivors are two sons, Kevin S. (Vickie) Pyle of Spring, Texas, and Brian L. (Sarah) Pyle of Derby, England; and three grandchildren, Nicole, Kelly (Davey) and Samuel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marjorie Mason; and three brothers, Robert, George and Bill.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Countryside United Methodist Church at 3221 SW Burlingame Road in Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside United Methodist Church, American Heart Association or the Lupus Foundation of America.

The Sabetha Herald 4/27/2022


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