Archive for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Obituary: John L. Dyster


October 31, 2007

— John L. Dyster



Johnny Lee Dyster, 74, Basehor, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at his home, surrounded by his family. Services were Saturday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial in the Glenwood Cemetery near Basehor. The family received friends Friday at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children in care of the funeral home.

Mr. Dyster was born on Oct. 31, 1932, in Lenexa. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He moved to the Basehor area in 1961 and retired from Owens/Corning Fiberglass Mfg. after 22 years of employment. He was a member of the Abdallah Shrine Scottish Rite. He enjoyed being a farmer, raising cattle and poultry, and was the founder of Dyster's Animal Swap Meets.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Inzella McNally and Dorothy Berry, and by one granddaughter, Bonnie White. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of the home; four sons, James Whistler, John Lee Dyster, Timothy Whistler and Donald Dyster; a daughter, Cynthia Edwards; Sandra Shoop, Tamela Bjorgaard and Kimberley Dyster; three sisters, Ivon M. Robinson, Joyce E. Payne and Janice P. Macan; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson.

Arrangements: Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St. Bonner Springs, KS. 66012, 913-422-4074.

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