Rev. Calvin Wylde

December 20, 2013 

Rev. Calvin Eugene Wylde

May 8, 1925 - Dec. 12, 2013

Rev. Calvin Eugene Wylde, 88, of Harrisonville, was born May 8, 1925, in Tenton, the son of Charles and Dora Mae (Misener) Wylde. He died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by family and love at Golden Years Care Center, Harrisonville.

On June 2, 1957, Calvin was united in marriage to Bertha Isabelle VanValkenburgh in Atchison, Kan.

Calvin was a pastor at the Baptist churches in Buckner, Jamesport, Stewartsville, Kansas City and East Lynne until his retirement from East Lynne in 1994. Prior to his ministry, Calvin was a professional photographer, which he loved doing even after his ministry started. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. Calvin was a member of First Baptist Church, East Lynne, and after his retirement, attended Heart of Life Church, Garden City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Beth Fears and Oleta Sharp.

Calvin is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bert Wylde of the home; two sons, Lester E. Wylde and wife Cheryl, Harrisonville, Paul D. Wylde, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mary Roth and husband Dennis, Raymore; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were Dec. 16 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the City Union Mission.

To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, please visit

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

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