CORTLAND - Phyllis E. Byler, 76, went to heaven Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Hospital in Warren.
She was born in Warren on July 7, 1937, the daughter of John Szabo and Louise Nims Szabo. She was a 1955 graduate of Fowler High School. She was also a long-time resident of Cortland.
Phyllis married Freeman Byler on Aug. 25, 1956, who preceded her in death in 2008. She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. She volunteered at Hillside Hospital, and enjoyed baking, cooking for her family, painting and other crafts.
Phyllis E. Byler
Phyllis will be missed by her three sons, Jeffrey (Brenda) Byler of Cortland, Mark (Sherri) Byler of Fort Wayne, Ind., and David (Julie) Byler of Warren; one brother, Richard (Carolyn) Szabo of Cortland; her seven grandchildren, Brandon and Alyssa of California, Sheila and Olivia of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Aaron, Justin, and Zachary of Warren; and one great-grandchild, Anthony of California. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Sassy.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St., Cortland, OH 44410. Friends may visit two hours prior to the beginning of the service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road Poland, OH 44514.
The Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High St in Cortland, handled the arrangements for Phyllis.
Friends and family can visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to send condolences.