Archive for Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Obit: Robert Lee Wyrick

December 28, 2005


Bonner Springs

Robert Lee Wyrick, 82, Bonner Springs, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, at his home. Services were held Friday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial following in the Braymer-Evergreen Cemetery in Braymer, Mo. Visitation was prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Edwardsville Christian Church, Kansas City Hospice or Cancer Action, all in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs KS 66012, (913) 422-4074.

Mr. Wyrick was born June 25, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo to Virgil A. Wyrick and Hazel L. Stuckie. He moved to Braymer, Mo., when he was about five after his parents separated; his mother married George E. Riegel and the family lived in Braymer until 1948. He married D. "Winnie" Cox on Jan. 5, 1946, at the Wyandotte County Courthouse. They moved to Bonner Springs in 1948 and began farming in Loring. He later went to work for the Hercules Powder Co. until it closed. He then began a career as a miller, working for the Safeway Cereal Co. in Bonner Springs until his retirement after 28 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Edwardsville Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Winnie; two sons, Kenneth E. Wyrick, Larned; and Thomas Wyrick, Bonner Springs; a daughter, Shari L. Stark and husband, Daniel, Edwardsville; a granddaughter, Christina Taylor and husband, Brian, Kan.; three grandsons, Timmy Wyrick, Bonner Springs; Derrick A. Stark, a soldier stationed in Oklahoma; and Daniel R. Stark and wife, Amber, another soldier stationed in Fort Lee, Va.; two great-grandsons, Jeffrey Antil, Bonner Springs, and Dalton Taylor; a sister, Mary West and husband, George, Windsor, Mo.; two brothers, Jack Riegel and wife, Phyllis, Mt. Morris, Ill.; and Dale Riegel and wife, Laverna, Unionville, Iowa; a good friend, Karen Parsons, of Kansas; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other friends and relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hazel Riegel and Virgil and Elizabeth Wyrick; and one brother, Thomas J. Riegel, Braymer, Mo.

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