VeteranLyle Lefler

Lyle LeflerLyle D. Lefler, 79, of Cuba died at 7 p.m. Nov. 27, 2009, at Graham Hospital Extended Care in Canton.

He was born Feb. 19, 1930, in Lomax, a son of Ross and Ellen Williams Lefler. He married Judith Morgan on Dec. 21, 1953, in Lewistown. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dirk (and Lisbeth) Lefler of Littleton and Michael Lefler of Carbondale; one daughter, Toni (and Darrell) Scott of Smithfield; two brothers, Adrian (and Edna) Lefler and Jerry Lefler, both of Monmouth; five sisters, Martha Wicks and Ona Mae Young, both of Abingdon, Rilla Stivers of Oquawka, Reva (and Don) Farmer and Alleyne (and Dale) Mills, both of Monmouth; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Loren, Larry and Kenneth Lefler; and one sister, Doris Carnes.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He retired in 1991 after 25 years with International Harvester. He later drove a semi for VSM in Abingdon.

He was a member of Kirkwood United Methodist Church in Kirkwood, and a member of Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533 and Argyle Antique Engine Association.

For many years, Lyle and his wife ran the Brown Swiss Dairy. He was an avid beekeeper and was past president of the Beekeeper’s Association.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown with his son Dirk Lefler officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the memorial home.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Putman Rescue Squad.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/2/2009