Phylura Lyon, 89, of Windsor, Missouri, died Thursday afternoon, March 30, 2017 at the Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born May 10, 1927, in Kearney, Nebraska the daughter of Charles Henry Martin and Mary Edna (Brisbin) Martin. On July 26, 1956, in Wellington, Kansas she married Stuart Leroy Lyon and he preceded her in death on February 19, 1991.
She was a homemaker. After working as activities director at the former Chastains nursing home in Clinton, she earned her GED in her 50’s. She then worked as a Practical Nurse and then as a Medical Technician for several nursing homes in Clinton, including the Joy Adult Care Center, retiring at the age of 80. She was a member of the Calhoun Christian Church. She and Stuart enjoyed their Saturday night square dancing club. She also liked sewing, oil painting, pottery and gardening. She raised many different types of birds while still living on the farm.
Survivors include 4 sons, Cecil Wayne Lyon, Windsor, Mo.; John Lyon, Prescott Valley, Arizona; Arnold Lyon (Pam), Jefferson City, Mo.; and Lyndle Lyon, Harrisonville, Mo.; 2 daughters, Celura Books (Leroy), Calhoun, Mo.; and Delilah Brock (Joe), Lee’s Summit, Mo.; a step-son, Roy Lyon, State of Iowa; 21 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Twyla Phyllis Lyon in 1978; a granddaughter, Phylura Lyon; a brother, Elmer Eugene Shaw; and a step-son, Stuart Lyon.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Pastor Margie Briggs officiating. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Calhoun Cemetery Association and may be left in care of the funeral home.