Lysle G. Holloway, 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great- grandfather, passed away peacefully in his Merriam, Kansas home on October 28th, 2023. Lysle was born in Sedalia, MO, March 14th, 1932, to Lysle Victor Holloway and Jewel Elaine Gilbert Holloway. After living in several Missouri cities, the family moved to the Marlborough Community of Kansas City, Missouri in time for him to attend Center Junior High and Center High School where he lettered in football, basketball, track, music and drama, and cemented lifelong friendships.
After High School and a term at Central Missouri State, Warrensburg, MO, he joined the Airforce and enjoyed the Mojave Desert and Biloxi Mississippi in the summer and Colorado Springs in the Winter. He was trained in technology but was never sent to a base using that technology. He did share fond memories of being able to play baseball at midnight in the summer during the year he was stationed in Iceland.
After being discharged from the Air Force, Lysle attended the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy long enough to know he didn’t want to be an Electrical Engineer. Once back in Kansas City he met Sharon Jarrett and was married June of 1956. They were blessed with three children, Joni, Lysle Gregory (Greg), and Shari. They lived in Salina, Kansas where Lysle worked as a Payroll Auditor and Safety Engineer with White and White. He changed jobs to decrease travel responsibilities and began working for General Dynamics as a Safety Engineer on the Atlas Missile installations. After moving his family to Eudora, Kansas, he worked at several accounting positions in Lawrence and later worked with computer systems at Stat Tab and US Computing (a Sprint Company) in Kansas City.
In 1981 Lysle married Donna Lisson Dally and together they enjoyed travel and especially cruising. They have completed 43 cruises with 382 days at sea. When they weren’t traveling, they enjoyed visiting and playing games with family and friends. Lysle also enjoyed fishing, performing in community theatre, reading for Audio Reader, and was involved in many various roles in his church.
Lysle felt truly blessed with his family and loved to mention them in numbers - “3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren!”
He is survived by his wife, Donna, his daughter Joni Holloway Becker, and her 3 children. Jill (David) Becker-Ross who gave him Max and Oscar. Brett who gave him Madelynne. Jaime (Ryan) Cochrane who gave him Arlo and Simon. Is son Greg (Linda) Holloway, and daughter, Shari Holloway Mott, and her 2 daughters. Alexandria (Phil) Raine who gave him Everett, Emerson, and Eli. Abigail (Wesley) Hinckle who gave him Riley and Avery. He is also survived by loving in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
The Celebration of Life will be Thursday, November 2nd, 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS.
In lieu of flowers Lysle would be much happier knowing donations were being made to Great Plain SPCA, 5424 Antioch, Merriam, KS 66202, https://www.greatplainsspca.org or Heart to Heart International, 11550 Renner Blvd. Lenexa, KS 66219 https://www.hearttoheart.org or a charity of your choice.