Marjorie E. Byers

GARDNER—Marjorie E. Byers, 93, of Gardner, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at The Springs at Monarch Landing in Naperville.
Born Sept. 24, 1923 in Gardner, Marjorie Ella was a daughter of Walter and Inger (Severson) Olson. She was raised and educated in Gardner, and on Oct. 23, 1948 she married Charles Jacob Byers in Gardner.
Marjorie worked for a time at the Army Procurement Supply Agency (APSA) at the Joliet Arsenal, and was a member of the Church of Hope, where she remained active in the Women’s Club for many years. Family was of the utmost importance to Marjorie, and she enjoyed traveling, especially to Florida.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl B. (Robert) Crosby, of Naperville and Kathy E. Byers, of Valparaiso, IN; her daughter-in-law, Candy Byers, of Braceville; nine grandchildren: Ron (Amy) Byers, Jason (Betty) Byers, Christian (Katie) Byers, Ellen Hurdish, Jane Hurdish, Sarah Hurdish, Laura Hurdish, Morgan Crosby and Jenna Crosby; three great-grandchildren: Jacob, Luca and Reed Byers, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her cousin, Blanche Carpenter, of Florida.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles; son, Ronald; daughter, Susan; sister, Evelyn (Arthur) Bozue and brother, Donald Olson.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Hope, 202 N. Monroe St. in Gardner on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 from. Reverend Janet M. Chandler officiated. Burial was in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Marjorie’s memory to the Church of Hope, PO Box 248, Gardner, IL 60424.
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Funeral services and arrangements were made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Gardner.