Joann A. Byer
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Joann A. Byer
  • October 16, 1931 - August 21, 2015
  • Markle, Indiana

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Joann A. Byer, 83 a long time resident of Ossian and Markle passed away at 12:16 am on Friday, August 21, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital. Joann was a 1949 graduate of South Side High School in Fort Wayne. Joann was a devoted wife to her husband Vernon and the proud mother of three daughters. She was a homemaker, talented seamstress, bargain shopper who loved antiques, flea markets and finding a good deal. She was also a fantastic cook and often enjoyed socializing with family at gatherings at her home. She had a calm, warm and caring personality that brought joy to the lives she touched with her kind nature and beautiful smile. She had attended the Ossian United Methodist Church and was a member of the Red Hats Society.

Joann was born on October 16, 1931 in New Haven, IN, a daughter of Thomas and Vera (Hamilton) Stoner.

She was united in marriage to Vernon W. Byer on June 23, 1951 in Fort Wayne.

Survivors include her husband: Vernon, her eldest daughter: Michelle Byer-McLaughlin and her twin daughters: Teresa Byer and Tamera Kinnaird and three grandchildren: Hans Winterhalter, Shanah McLaughlin and Liam Kinnaird all who she loved with an open heart and brought her much happiness for many years.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Thomas Stoner and a sister: Jeannie Dunlap.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee Street, Markle, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 11:00 am, following visitation at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel.

Interment will be at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ossian, Indiana.

Memorial donations can be made out to Angel Light Academy, a non-profit organization that disseminates unconditional love to youth, in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770.