Winifred Vrooman Coyle died on November 1, 2013. Mrs. Coyle was born November 9, 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri to Melissa Means Vrooman and Erwin Vrooman. She graduated from Southwest High School, attended Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri, graduated from the University of Missouri and received a Masters in Library Science from Pittsburg State University.
In 1944 she married Dr. John Jack F. Coyle, who predeceased her in 1985. When he completed his military service for World War II they settled in Coffeyville, Kansas where he established his medical practice following in the steps of his father. A second tour of duty during the Korean Conflict took them to Panama City, Florida, but they returned to Coffeyville to raise their family when his service was completed. Many residents fondly remember her as the kindly librarian at Holy Name School and as volunteer for the Red Cross and for Hospice. Mrs. Coyle worked in Dr. Coyles office and served as an auxiliary member at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, PEO, Kappa Alpha Theta and Coffeyville Country Club.
Her survivors include her five children, Christopher Coyle and his wife Sue and their children, Cameron, Meghan, Brian and Andrew John Coyle and his wife Kathie and their children, John, Ryan and Tyler Bob and Pat Coyle and their children, Ben and Michael, David Coyle and his partner Denise Kester, and Mary Coyle Kite and her husband David. Her daughter, Melissa, predeceased her. She was proud of six greatgrandchildren. The family is grateful to Sandy Pittman and to the caregivers at Asbury Village for the assistance provided to Mrs. Coyle.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a favorite charity. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She instilled in her family a love of music. She was loved and she will be missed.
A Rosary will take place at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 5 at Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel and a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Catholic Church at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 6. Services are being handled by Ford Wulf Bruns Chapel 6202513100