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Alice V. (Hills) Pyle Anderson

April 11, 1920 — December 27, 2016

Alice V. (Hills) Pyle Anderson

Alice V. Anderson, 96, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at McPherson Health and Rehab. She was a retired elementary and secondary school teacher, teaching in McPherson County and Wichita for nearly four decades.

Alice was born on April 11, 1920, in Pocomoke City, Maryland, the daughter of Vinal Everett and Susie (Morrisette) Hills. She graduated from Central College and McPherson College. Alice was united in marriage to Edwin T. Pyle, Sr. on December 7, 1945, and later married Wayne L. Anderson on March 27, 1964. Wayne preceded her in death on December 27, 1985.

She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Wichita and attended McPherson Free Methodist Church and New Hope Evangelical Church, McPherson.

Survivors include: three sons, E. Tom Pyle, Jr. and wife, Penny, of McPherson, KS, John T. Pyle, II and wife, Gloria, of El Dorado, KS, and William Everett “Bill” Pyle and wife, Kim, of Castle Pines, CO; sisters, Shirley Wilson of Wilmington, DE and Suzane Wright and husband, Larry, of Edmonds, WA; 21 grandchildren: Jill Mulnix, Tom III, Lora Stanley, David, Sarah Bratcher, Dan, Susanna Niccum, Chad, Christy Wilson, Joanna Mays, Simon, James & Joy Pyle from Tom; John III NE, James OD, Tiffany, & Naomi from John; Julie Ajemiam, Brian, Michelle, & Lauren Pyle from Bill; 49 great-grandchildren : John, Martha Dru Cowart, & Kathryn Mulnix from Jill & Brett Mulnix; Jack, Max, & Moira Pyle from Tom III and Liz; Derek, Jacob, Meghan Stanley, & Tyler from Lora and Darren Stanley; Andrew, Benjamin, Samuel, Grace Pyle, & Gabriel from David and Deedra; Noah, Jonah, Jaedon, Evelyn Bratcher, & Nathaniel from Sarah and Blaine Bratcher; Eli, Owen, & Jett from Dan and Natasha Pyle; Lylah & Ruby from Susanna and Brian Niccum; Isaiah, Aliana, Charis, Sophia, & Joseph from Chad and Kim Pyle; Walker, Jace, Alyssah & Zoey Wilson from Christy and Steve Wilson; Aliya and Jada Mays from Joanna and Jake Mays all from Tom; Quaid, Piper Pyle, Reeve, Reo Pyle from John III and Tian Pyle; Karlee & Rylee Pyle, Harrison, & Jackson from James OD and Heather Pyle; Savanna and Shawn from Tiffany and Rod Sullivant all from John; Kylee & Taylor Pyle, & Colton from Brian and Dawn all from 'Bill'.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; three sisters, Bertha Hills, Beatrice Johnson, and Lily May Daniels; a daughter-in-law, Martha Pyle; and a grandson.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, December 30, at McPherson Free Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Griffith and Rev. Jim Keil officiating. A private burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita.

Memorial donations may be given to PACOP International Ltd. as Alice donated for water wells, books, and clothing to benefit relief projects in Kenya in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Alice V. (Hills) Pyle Anderson please visit our Sympathy Store.

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