Betty Byars

Betty Lou Byars (McReynolds)

Wednesday, December 28th, 1927 - Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Betty Lou Byars, age 92 of Springfield, Missouri passed away on Sunday morning, February 16, 2020 at Woodland Manor in Springfield.

She was born December 28, 1927 in Springfield, Missouri the daughter of Ben Harrison McReynolds and Christine (Griffin) McReynolds.

Betty was an Advanced Production Control Clerk for 3M for 15+ years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Grant Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield. She served at various times as past president, vice president, Secretary and Treasurer for Greene County Congress for Aging, volunteered at Cox North Hospital and at Northview Senior Center for many years. She also enjoyed her bowling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben & Christine McReynolds; two brothers, Ben Harrison McReynolds, Jr., and George Walter McReynolds.

Betty is survived by her two sons, Steve Byars and his wife Mackie, Thomas Byars and his wife Suzanne; one daughter, Julie Cook and her husband Mike; nine grandchildren plus great grandchildren.

The family of Betty wish to thank Woodland Manor and Hospice Compassus for all of their wonderful care for their mother. May God richly bless all of the staff involved with her care.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 am Friday, February 21, 2020 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home, 500 E. Walnut Street, Springfield, Missouri. A graveside service will be held following the visitation at 11:30 am at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Springfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, Betty requested donations be made to Goodwill Industries or the Salvation Army both in Springfield, Missouri.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
    500 E. Walnut Street
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  • Service

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 11:30am
    Eastlawn Memorial Gardens
    2244 E. Pythian
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  • Interment

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 11:30am
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 11:30am
    Eastlawn Memorial Gardens
    2244 E. Pythian
    Springfield, Missouri 65082
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Posted at 11:09am
With love- Rob and Nikki Hunt
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Nancy Snider

Posted at 10:53am
Betty was one of my best friends here atnwoodland manor..

Steve Brown

Posted at 01:02am
My condolences. I remember Betty from when Tom and I were in high school. Good person and mother.

Harry N Pat Klomp

Posted at 07:20pm
My Names Harry Klomp my wife and I live at Woodland manor.
Betty was a Jewell and a good
Friend we used to eat breakfast every morning at Woodland.
And used to sit across from her at Bingo we had a ballRest in peace my friend we'll see ya later

Bonnie Heather

Posted at 10:43am
Rest in peace my friend

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