2011-09-10 / Obituaries

Helen Jean Byer

Helen Jean Byer, 80, of Baltimore, Ohio and formerly of Middleport passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2011, after an extended illness. Helen was born on January 29, 1931, near Harrisonville, Ohio to the late Bernie and Jane Gilkey. She was a graduate of the Middleport High School and a member of the Heath Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Charles Kenneth Byer; and two sons, John (Mary Grimm) Byer and Kenny (Susie) Byer of Balti- more.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard Gilkey and Guy Gilkey.

Funeral services were held on September 7, 2011, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport with Pastor Brian Dunham officiating. Burial followed at Riverview Cemetery.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to special friend, Mary Talbert and the staff of Fairhope Hospice for all of their care and assistance.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fairhope Hospice, 282 Sells Road, Lancaster, OH 43130. A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.

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