Obituaries

Obituaries

Karen M. Byers 1946 - 2011 Lawrence

Memorial service for Karen M. Byers, 64, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, 900 N.Y.
Mrs. Byers died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at Kansas University Hospital.
She was born Sept. 4, 1946, in Lawrence the daughter of Dean O. and Dorothy Singleton Harvey.
Mrs. Byers attended Fairview Grade School, West Junior High, graduated from Lawrence High School in 1964 and attended Kansas University.
She had worked at Kansas Color Press and Furr’s Cafeteria.
She was a member of St. Luke A.M.E. Church since she was 5 years old. She was an usher, trustee and at one time, a member of the youth and adult choirs. She loved working at the church.
She married Dwight L. Byers Sr.; they divorced.
She was preceded in death by her father and her brother Dean O. Harvey Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Dwight L. Byers Jr. and Edward Craig Byers, both of Lawrence; her mother, Dorothy Harvey, Lawrence, sister Debra Green, Lawrence; nephew John Green; and many family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.