Norma Jean C. Byerley

    Norma Jean C. Byerley, 78, of Yoder, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Ossian Health Care. 
    She was born on April 3, 1934, in Ossian to the late Emil and Margaret (Hinck) Springer. 
    She was a lifelong homemaker, and was a member at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Thiele Road. She enjoyed spending time with, and caring for, her family. 
    Surviving family members include her husband, Kenneth Byerley; children Cheryl (David) Reinking of Decatur and Kristin Byerley of Indianapolis; grandchildren Nicholas and Emilie Reinking; brothers Robert (Lee) Springer and Edward (Ruth) Springer both of Ossian; Anna (Don) Witte of Fort Wayne and Elmer (Isabel) Scare.
    Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian. 
    A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 20, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 16933 Thiele Road, Fort Wayne, with visitation one hour prior to service.
    Burial will take place in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery. 
    Preferred memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, or Lewy Body Dementia Association. 
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