Leader of Wichita social agency dies

WICHITA — Sandra Lyon, head of Episcopal Social Services in Wichita, has died. She was 56.

According to an obituary notice posted online by Downing & Lahey, Lyon died today after a long battle with cancer. She had run Episcopal Social Services, which provides food, counseling and other services for the poor and disabled, since the late 1990s.

Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church in Wichita. A memorial has been established with Episcopal Social Services, 1005 E. 2nd.