Notable Kyles, Notable Stories
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I would like to take this time to share my story about my father who qualifies for a "notable Kyle". Verne Oswalt Kyle was born in Pavonia, Ohio February 11, 1911. His parents were Ralph and Lula Oswalt Kyle.
In 1948 Verne who had worked for Tappan Stoves was transferred to Murray, Kentucky to supervise a new division of the Tappan Stove Company that was built in Murray after the war to build electric stoves and to give jobs to returning veterans. Verne took the job for all it was worth, and soon was promoted to General Manager. Being very civic minded he embraced the town of Murray and truly fell in love with the town and the people. He worked hard for many things that were needed to bring Murray up to date. One of the things missing was convenient transportation and the establishment of local airport became his goal. This was accomplished, but before he could see the results and enjoy the benefits, he died following emergency gallbladder surgery at the very young age of 50. It was a tragedy and took me many years to accept this. This man was my mentor and my strength. However, just a few months after his death, the airport was named after him and today is a thriving airport with regular traffic in and out. His portrait hangs in the lobby and the tales about him are passed down to this day. During the hour of his funeral the entire town shut down and stood outsides their businesses as dad left his church for the last time to be buried. I will never forget that day.
My mother remained in Murray after my dad's death and did her part to carry on in my father's name with many civic activities and volunteer work at the hospital , and just died April 4 of this years just one week before her 91 birthday. I, myself, moved back to Murray just 5 years ago marrying and leaving home some 45 years ago. I love the town and the people and love to hear all the stories about how my dad's influence has made Murray what it is today - a thriving, growing town that attracts good companies that provide good jobs so people can live comfortably. I am so proud of my parents and my Kyle heritage.
Sondra Kyle Kader DOB: 5-1-38
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