Kyle Christopher Swope, 23, Iola, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Allen County Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 19, 1991, in Chanute, the son of Kevin Conrad and Janna Lee (Johnson) Swope.
He graduated from Iola High School in 2010. Kyle worked as a yardman for S.E.K. Stockyards in Gas along with working for Steele Hay & Custom Baler Service in Sunray, Texas.
Kyle enjoyed karaoke, four-wheeling, spending Sundays with friends and just making people laugh. He was a member of First Christian Church in Yates Center.
Survivors include his parents, mother Janna Wilson, Iola, and father Kevin Swope, Chanute; two sisters, Hailey Swope, Rosedale, Miss., and Morgan Wilson, Iola; grandparents, Pat Boyer, Iola, Hank Johnson and wife Joni, Winfield, and LeAnna Swope, Yates Center. He was preceded in death by a stepfather, Richard Wilson, a grandfather, Conrad Swope, and a stepgrandfather, Don Boyer.
Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Iola. Appropriate attire: jeans and boots. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola. Send memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children. To sign the guest book online or to leave a memorial, go to www.iolafuneral.com.
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