Emily I. (McKenzie) Pyle, 89, of Cottage Hills, went peacefully into the arms of the Lord at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.
She was born March 30, 1926, in Studevant, Mo., to Glenn and Ethel Underwood of Cottage Hills.
She married Harold McKenzie on Oct. 14, 1944. He passed away Feb. 22, 1964.
She then married Glen Pyle in November of 1966 and he passed away September of 1991.
Emily was an LPN at Alton Memorial Hospital in the recovery room until her retirement in 2007.
She attended Calvary Temple Church in Alton until its closing, then she attended East Alton Assembly of God.
She had three children, Eddie and Sandy McKenzie of Alton, Joyce and Edward Cadle of Godfrey, and Linda McKenzie of Alton.
She was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two sisters, Erma Dobey of Cottage Hills, and Janet and George Schimberg of East Alton; and a brother, John of East Alton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and a brother, Arthur of Washington State.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at noon Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at Paynic Home for Funerals in East Alton. Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery. Online guestbook available at www.paynicfh.com.