Homer Paul Lyons

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Homer Paul Lyons, 91, resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Saturday, March 24, 2012, at Mercy Hospital. He and his twin brother, Howard, were born Feb. 28, 1921, to Paul Irvin Lyons and Roxie Mary Cary Lyons on the family farm north of Metz, Mo., the site which is now the McGennis Youth Center. He was educated in the rural public schools and graduated from Metz High School. He married Clara Margaret Easton on July 25, 1943, in Wichita, Kan. She preceded him in death on Nov. 9, 2010.

He proudly served our country in the Civil Air Patrol and then in the Army Air Corps as a B-29 flight engineer instructor during World War II. Following his discharge from the Army, Homer and Clara bought a farm in Vernon County. They began operating a grade A dairy farm and farming in Metz Township. He was very active in church and community activities, having served on the Metz school board for a number of years.

Following their retirement from the farm, Homer and Clara moved to Fort Scott, where he worked in real estate and was a member of the American Legion. Homer was a member of the Community Christian Church and active in the 55 plus program there.

Survivors include four daughters, Helen Lyons, Mililani, Hawaii, Nancy Thompson and husband, JaWan, Moundville, Mo., Debby Wilson, and Sheryl Torres, Fort Scott; one sister, Madge Baze, Nevada; and one brother, Howard Lyons, Horton, Mo. Also surviving are four grandsons; five granddaughters; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James Lyons; and sons-in-law, Danny Torres and Jerry Wilson.

The Rev. Kevin Moyers conducted funeral services Wednesday, March 28, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery. Military honors were provided by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1165 V.F.W.

Memorials are suggested to the Community Christian Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.