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Elvin Lyon

May 25, 1936 — April 18, 2013

ELVIN LYON

Elvin Lyon, age 76, of rural Kahoka, MO, died Thursday, April 18, 2013 at his home following an extended illness.

Elvin was born May 25, 1936 at Highland Park, IL, a son of Wayne E. and Ida Thomas Lyon.

He married Clara Nissen and they were the parents of Bobby, Billy and Bradley. He then married Emma Harper and they were the parents of Gregory and David. On May 29, 1971, he married his life partner, Kay Hunter who was the joy and challenge of his life. They were the parents of Corey and Missy.

Survivors include his wife, Kay, of the home; five sons: Bobby, Billy and Bradley Lyon, Gregory (Missy) Lyon of Palmyra, MO and David (Christy) Lyon of Jefferson City, MO; two daughters, Corey (Mrs. Chris) Cordray of Kahoka, MO and Missy Riney of Kahoka, MO; seven grandchildren: Travis Moss, Shelby Cordray, Cody Fort, Kristyn, Emily and Levi Lyon, Alexis Cordray; his first great-grandchild due to be born any minute, Colton Lee Fort; a sister, Joyce Proce of Kingman, AZ; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Lucille Lyon of Kahoka, MO and Gary and JoRay Runge of Galesburg, IL; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Emma; and a brother, Edwin "Red" Lyon.

Elvin had been employed by Fan Steel in Chicago. He retired from Metzler in Keokuk in 2004 following 29 years of employment.

Elvin was baptized at the Luray Baptist Church. He and Kay were members of the Eagle Fleet RV Travel Club and love their friends they made and fellowship they had visiting, playing cards, and other activities shared.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, raising pugs and traveling. He also like to restore old farm equipment. Special to him was time spent with his family.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 1:30 at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Cremation followed with inurnment at a later date in the Combs Cemetery in Luray.

Memorials are suggested to Northeast Missouri Hospice.

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