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Alice Tryon
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha
Robinson , KS

Alice E. Tryon, 97, of Robinson, died early Wednesday morning, September 11, 2019, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha where she had been a resident for nearly three years.

Alice was born April 19, 1922, at Robinson, the oldest of three daughters born to the late Ben and Bessie Thompson Craige and was a lifelong Robinson area resident.  She attended the Robinson school system where she graduated with the class of 1940 prior to earning a teaching certificate from Highland Junior College.  She taught a number of years in Robinson area country schools:  Meadowbrook, Diamond, and Prairie Springs.

Mrs. Tryon was a longtime member of Upper Wolf Lutheran Church of rural Robinson, and the ladies auxiliary to the Hedrick-Moll Post #148, Robinson American Legion; and Order of the Easter Star at Robinson.

She married Joe Tryon soon after his discharge from service during World War II, March 3, 1946, at the Lutheran Church.  They farmed and raised livestock near Robinson until they retired and moved to town to make their home.  He died in 2002. She was also preceded in death by two sisters Ruth Bland and Betty Hastings.

Survivors include three sons Allan Tryon ( Sharon) of Robinson, Bruce Tryon (Denise) of rural Robinson, Scott Tryon (Kathleen) of rural Hiawatha, four grandchildren:  Ben Tryon (Jen) of Conroe, TX, Megan Tryon of Nashville, TN, Tyler Tryon of Waterloo, IA, and Jeremy Tryon of Robinson.

A Celebration of Alice’s life is planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 16, at Upper Wolf Lutheran Church of Robinson, with Pastor Fran Lantz officiating.  Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery.

Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha, after 12 noon Sunday.  The family will meet with friends that evening from 6 until 8.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Upper Wolf Lutheran Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., 66434.

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