The Ruth Kyle Lecture Series

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The Ruth Kyle Lecture Series on Religion & Spirituality provides exploration into diverse areas of faith and religious life. Topics will range from historical to modern, from personal faith philosophies to religious doctrine, Eastern and Western faith traditions, and numerous perspectives in between.

About Ruth Ella Kyle

Ohio Living Park Vista is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ruth Kyle Lecture Series, designed to provide exploration into faith and religious life, made possible by a generous endowment from the estate of Ruth Kyle.

Miss Kyle was born Feb. 7, 1908, in McKees Rock, Pa. and moved to this area as a child. She was employed by the Campbell Board of Education as a teacher, where she taught at Fairview, McCartney, Gordon and Reed Schools for more than 30 years, retiring in 1966.

Miss Kyle was a graduate of South High School. She was a1932 graduate of Wooster College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts and a 1942 graduate of the University of Michigan, receiving her Masters in Education.

She was a charter member of Mu and Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers Honorary International Society. She was also a member of the National, State and Local Retired Teachers Associations.

Miss Kyle was a member of the John Knox Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deaconess, its Lydia Circle and Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was also a member of the Miriam Chapter No. 278 of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1927.

A 25-year resident of Ohio Living Park Vista, Miss Kyle lived her belief. It was evident through the countless hours she spent volunteering with, and leading, the Ecumenical Religious Committee at Ohio Living Park Vista. She regularly attended chapel services, seeing to it that each service had flowers, ushers and ministers. She also served as Past President of the Ohio Living Park Vista Residents Association from 1986 to 1988. And in addition to her donations of time were her many charitable gifts to Ohio Living Park Vista, most notably to the Ecumenical Religious Fund.

Ruth Ella Kyle passed away in 2010 at the age of 101, a day before her 102nd birthday. It is fitting that a portion of her estate gift, designated for spiritual life purposes, has been used to endow The Ruth Kyle Lecture Series, assuring that her dedication to spiritual life and education will live on for others in the Mahoning Valley.