Richard Lyle Lyman, Sr.


January 20, 1934 – October 24, 2020

Richard passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday the 24th of October.  Richard was born in Healy, Kansas to Sidney and Paulina Lyman.  He attended Healy Schools and graduated in 1952.  He met the love of his life Mary Louella “Lou” Lyman and they were married on December 26, 1954 in Lyons, Kansas.  Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958 in the 514th Missile Battalion, Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  Richard retired from United Parcel Service after 23 years of service.  He was a co-founder of Lyman Manufacturing where he invented specialized utility equipment. 

Richard was a kind man with a huge heart.  He opened his home and table to everyone he met, often having meals and parties for his family and friends.  He loved God with all his heart and was a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.  He deeply cherished and loved his family and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife Lou, his son Rick, grandson Daniel Mundis, granddaughter Kylie Lyman, brother and his wife Lawrence and Maria Lyman, brother and his wife Neil and Linda Lyman.

Richard is survived by his daughter Tammy Mundis and her husband Bill, daughter Sandra Everard and her husband Tom, daughter Cheryl Graham and her husband Greg, and son Shawn Lyman and his wife Kimberley, along with 12 Grandchildren and 17 Great-Grandchildren.

Richard will be truly missed by all that knew him.  He would have liked everyone to know that he will see you again and everything is going to okay.  He would also have wished you blessings, peace, and love.

For those that helped Richard with his healthcare and our extended family and friends offering help, thoughts, and prayers, the family would like to thank you.  All of you are a true blessing.  You are amazing!


Visitation and Funeral Service

A visitation will be from 1-2:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Westside Family Church; burial in the Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. The livestream will begin 10 minutes prior to the service time and can be viewed HERE

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers and gifts, Richard asked that donations be made to the Westside Family Church, American Cancer Society, and Gary Sinise Foundation.

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2 Comments on “Richard Lyle Lyman, Sr.”

  1. Mrs. Jeri Lyman wife of Richard Lyman Jr. Says:

    To my father in law of 43 years my heart hurts for your loss. Although, I know you’re joining with family members who have gone before you. I will see you again in the future. I will always remember you and all you have taught me during my life time. Rest In Peace.

  2. Craig Shoup Says:

    I was sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I met Dick at UPS and had numerous contacts with him during our careers there. He was a hard worker with no pretense. He was just a decent guy doing his job well and was always willing to help others. He will be missed.

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