Ida Mae Laster-Kyle

December 29, 1935 ~ January 4, 2022 (age 86)


Ida Mae Laster-Kyle completed her earthly assignment and began the journey into Heaven on January 4, 2022. She was the fifth child born to Wilson and Lela (Magee) Johnson on December 29, 1935, in Wardell, Missouri.

Ida moved to South Bend from Arkansas in the early 1950s and worked more than 30 years for Allied Bendix before retiring. She had a strong work ethic, resilience spirit, and enjoyed traveling - the Bahamas, Bermuda, Las Vegas, and Phoenix were a few of her favorite locations.

Ida valued family, no sacrifice was too great in demonstrating her love and support. Her direct family lineage consists of 7 children, 27 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She adopted and raised two granddaughters, Sheri and Kenesha Laster. Ida was considered the Matriarch of the family.

She is survived by her husband, Joe Kyle; one daughter, Freddie Jean,; four sons, Wayne and Terry (Lytra) Laster, Marcus and Antonius Northern; one brother, Wilson (Jessie) Johnson, Jr., and three sisters, Alberta (George) Husband, Alice Allen, Mary Ann (Tony) Bethel, several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many other family members.

Preceding her in death are parents, Wilson Lela (Magee) Johnson; two children, Loretta and Kenneth Laster; seven sisters, Lorene Franklin, Delores Redding, Gloria Ellis, Maybeline Lovelady, Ella Mae, Sarah, and Levunia Johnson; five brothers, Leroy, Cornelius, Sylvester, Levenus and Lorenzo Johnson.

Family and friends will forever remember the life and celebrate the legacy of a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend to many.



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Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God In Christ
1025 W. Western Avenue
South Bend, Indiana 46601

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