Sept. 27, 1938 - Feb. 19, 2011
Funeral service will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel. No formal visitation. Burial will be at the Luellen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Douglas County Volunteer Fire Department c/o the funeral home.
Lyle L. Luellen, son of the late Sam and Elzada (Ferguson) Luellen, was born on Sept. 27, 1938, in Bertha, Mo., and passed away on Feb. 19, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. He was 72 years, 4 months, and 23 days of age.
Lyle attended school at Bertha, Hickory Flats and Mountain Grove before moving to Dayton in 1955. He graduated from Dayton High School in 1957.
While living in Dayton, Lyle worked as a farmer and for the Green Giant Company. He was also a volunteer firefighter and a reserve deputy sheriff. He moved to Gentryville, Mo., 20 years ago where he was a volunteer firefighter, a storm watcher and a first responder. He helped many people throughout his life and helped finance the new fire station building. Lyle also enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing.
Besides his parents, Lyle was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Luellen; and one sister, Moelia Wilson. He is survived by four brothers, Sam Luellen and his wife Ann of Leesburg, Fla., Kenneth Luellen and his wife Jeanette of Louisville, Neb., Lawrence Luellen and his wife Mary of Gentryville, Mo., and Jim Luellen and his wife Sharon of Gentryville; five sisters, Ilga Bensen of Odessa, Mo., Genevie Luellen of Columbia, Mo., Kathy Haynie and her husband Don of Gentryville, Linda Robbins and her husband Tom of Manley, Neb., and Carol Pulliam and her husband Gerald of Dayton; and many other friends and neighbors who will greatly miss him.