Green Burial

Ewart Herbert “Bud” Wyle III

Corpus Christi Catholic Church-at-Dusk

Mass of Christian Burial for Ewart Herbert “Bud” Wyle III, 48, Lawrence will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He died Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

He was born on June 25, 1965 in Hollywood, California the son of Ewart Herbert Wyle, Jr. and Gail Clarice (Murphy) Wyle.
Bud served as a US Marine. He was also an Eagle Scout. Bud was the head custodian at Deerfield Elementary for USD 497. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

He married Theresa D. Cook on May 18, 1996 in Clinton, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three sons, Connor Matthew, Ryan Patrick, Kevin James and daughter, Elizabeth Gail, all of the home; father, The Reverend Dr. Ewart Wyle Jr, (Barbara); brothers, Patrick Laurel Wyle (Nancy), Bradley Stephen Wyle (Marie); sister, Michelle Clarice Gergurich (Ted). He was preceded in death by his mother.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Bud Wyle Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the church.


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  • Allison Scott says:


    There are no words….just wanted to make sure you know many friends are thinking of you and praying for you and your family. God bless!


  • Beth Riddick Drummonds says:

    Theresa and Wyle Family-
    Our hearts are so heavy with this news. Comfort in knowing he is with Momma Wyle in heaven watching over all of you. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Beth (from Winchester)

  • James Helgeson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss I will keep you and your family in my prayers

  • Larry and Judy Reeves says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Pat’s brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Kelly Griffey says:

    Theresa, I am so so sorry and so very sad for you and your family. My heart breaks for you so much. No words seem to be right but please know how much I care about what you are going through! I am and will be praying for you and your sweet kids. So sorry friend!

  • Jill Gergurich says:

    Theresa, children and all the Wyle family,
    We are all deeply saddened by Bud’s death. May God give you the grace you need in the coming times. Know that we are praying for you and your family.

  • Buffy DeWolf says:

    Our hearts hurt for you and your family. Many many prayers for you in this difficult time.

  • Trisha Farnsworth says:


    I am so, so sorry to hear about Bud. I can’t begin to find the right words, but know you have so many people here for you…… Please let me know what I can do to be helpful. Prayers of comfort and strength for your and your children.

  • Mary Weatherman says:

    Theresa-This is so heartbreaking for you and the children. I am so very sorry for this great loss and I will keep you in my prayers.

  • Linda Isenhour says:

    Teresa & family,

    I am so, so sorry for your lose. When I heard the news it was hard to believe. The short time I have known you, Bud and the children have been special. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you, for now and in the future. He will be missed by many people.

    Linda Isenhour

  • Karol Henry Seydel says:


    I don’t know what to say…my heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tony Barron says:

    Theresa and family,
    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers! Bud was a great asset to the school district. I am sorry that I did not have the opportunity to get to know him on a personal level.
    May God bless you!

    Tony Barron
    Lawrence Public Schools

  • Forrest Miller says:

    Theresa, Nancy and I are so devastated by this awful news. We both cannot imagine the grief you and your loved ones are having to deal with at this time. Bud was an awesome individual, a great husband and father. We are honored to have known him. Please let us know if we can help you and your family in any way. Our prayers and thoughts go with you and your family always.

    Forrest and Nancy

  • Rochelle & Todd Bradford says:

    Theresa, Connor, Ryan, Kevin and Elizabeth,
    Our hearts and prayers go to you at this difficult time. We are thinking of you and want you to know we can help out if you need anything. Nothing can take away the pain you are feeling right now but just know we are praying for you.

  • Judy Southard says:

    Pat and Nancy.

    We were so sorry to hear about Pat’s brother’s passing. Since Paul’s dad also died in an accident, we know just how much harder that makes living with a loss. May God wrap you and your family in his loving arms. Thank you for all you do at SPCC and especially, Pat, for being part of Andrew’s support system during his youth group days.

    Love in Christ,

    Paul, Judy and Andrew Southard

  • Erik T Haden says:

    My heart is heavy hearing of the passing of Bud…I am the head custodian at Langston Hughes Elementary and had the opportunity to get to know Bud through the school district…From what I knew of him he was just a great guy, a hard worker and a guy who loved his family dearly….He will be greatly missed and it is a HUGE loss for us in the custodial industry….My prayers go out to the family….God bless and press on.

  • Becky church says:

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers!!

  • Lee warmbrodt says:

    Theresa, thinking of you and praying for you and your family. May God bring strength, peace and help for you to meet your needs.
    Love and prayers,

  • Dave and Donna Kempker says:

    Dear Theresa, Conner, Ryan, Kevin, and Elizabeth,
    Our hearts go out to you. Words don’t come easy at a time like this but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    As Father Phil always says, “We never know from one day to the next, which side of heaven we are going to be on.” So very true.
    May God bless all of you.

  • Roy ,Sharon,and Natasha Goucher says:

    Theresa and Family we are thinking of you.

  • Tim Komer says:

    Theresa and kids, So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Even though I did not know Bud very long here in Clinton I knew he was a hard working family man that wanted to make a difference. Please know your many friends are thinking of you and praying for your family during this difficult time.

  • Jim, Mona, Lane, and Hannah Reid says:


    We are so sorry for your loss. Bud was an amazing man. We appreciate all he did for the kids when he was still in Clinton. Lane still has his first “real” soccer jersey from being on Bud’s team.

    Jim, Mona, Lane, and Hannah

  • Cara Nepple Moreland says:

    I just learned of your loss and am at a loss of words. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Jennifer Allen and Family says:

    Dearest Theresa,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of tremendous grief. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you in the days and weeks to come.

    Love The Allens

  • Dean Garkow says:

    So sorry to hear the sad news and thank you for notifying me. I’ve placed it on the “1st AT-TOW Co. 1st Marine Division Camp Pendleton, Ca.” Facebook page to let other Marine buddies know.
    Bud was a genuine person and feel fortunate to have served with him and call him Friend. We had a lot of good times together.

  • Dante & Beth Passantino says:

    We are so sorry and our hearts are heavy for your loss. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. We are in Kansas City so if there is anything we can do for you we will be happy to. Bless you all

  • Amy Haling (Butler) Trent and Tanner says:

    Theresa, Connor, Ryan, Kevin and Miss Elizabeth,
    We just heard this sad news today. We are all with very heavy hearts. Bud made such an impact on both Trent and Tanner. He was so patient with Trent during soccer. As trying as I know it was, he didn’t give up on him. Trent still talks about Bud being the best coach and player he ever knew! I had to share the news with them today and to say the very least, they are absolutely heart broken. We send our love to all of you. You guys are such a truly great family. There just are no words that can possibly make the pain any less. This world just lost a great, great guy. We were so truly fortunate to have had Bud in our lives and as a part of the kids childhood.
    Love to you all.

  • Matthew and Wendy Graham says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family in our prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Matt & Wendy Graham (Fayetteville, NC)