Merl J.D. Lyles

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Merl J.D. Lyles passed away on May 9, 2012, at the Villages of Saint Peters (Nursing Home) in Saint Peters, Mo., where he has lived comfortably for the last few years.

Mr. Lyles was born on May 23, 1917, and was 94 years old.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Almetta Ann Harmon Lyles. They were happily married on Oct. 1, 1938, in Clay County, Ark. They were married 64 years at the time of her passing.

Merl and Almetta Lyles have two sons, Bobby and Larry. Both live in Saint Charles County, with Bobby living in Saint Peters and Larry living in O'Fallon, Mo.

Merl Lyles had five sisters and three brothers. He is survived by one brother, Barney Lyles of Park Hills, Mo., and Judy Kiefer Elders, his half-sister, who lives in Imperial, Mo. Merl had six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation was Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services began at 11 a.m. Interment was at the Woodland Heights Cemetery.

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