Karen M. Byers

Memorial service for Karen M. Byers, 64, Lawrence will be at 11am. Wednesday at St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church, 900 New York.

Mrs. Byers died Friday Jan. 21 at the Kansas University Hospital.

She was born Sept. 4, 1946 in Lawrence the daughter of Dean O. and Dorothy Singleton Harvey.

Mrs. Byers attended Fairview Grade School, West Junior High, graduated from Lawrence High School in 1964 and attended the University of Kansas.

She had worked at Kansas Color Press and Furr’s Cafeteria.

She was a member of St. Luke A.M.E. Church since she was 5 years old. She was an usher, trustee and at onetime a member of the youth and adult choirs. She loved working at the church.

She married Dwight L. Byers, Sr., they divorced.

She was preceded in death by her father and her brother Dean O. Harvey, Jr.

Survivors include sons Dwight L. Byers, Jr. and Edward Craig Byers both of Lawrence, her mother Dorothy Harvey of Lawrence, sister Debra Green of Lawrence, nephews John Green and a host of family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday Jan. 25, from 6:30pm. to 8pm. at the Lawrence Indian U.M.C.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.

Messages & Condolences

From Martina Biondo and Boys...

My sincerest sympathies for the loss of Karen. I was blessed to be able to speak with her momentarily just before her passing and what a treasure that conversation holds. Karen was a beautiful Christian woman whose loving memory will remain in my thoughts for always. May the Lord carry each of her family members and friends through their sorrow. God Bless All.

From Janice Salisbury James...

Dorthy,Debbie,and family. My heart felt
sympathies in the loss of Karen. I will
always remember our times together. Church,
Hayrides at the Harveys,and of course KU.
A bond of sister hood is forever. She was
just a lovely person. Love to all of you Janice Salisbury James

From Kris Hicks...

I would like to extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Byers mother, sons Dwight and Craig and extended family. May you find peace in your memories. May Spirit of God Bless you.

From BIll Holladay...

Dear Harveys

Know my thoughts are with you,

BIll Holladay

From Donna Morrison and Family...

To the family of Karen Byers:
The Morrison family extends their deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Karen was a very close and dear friend of Donna Morrison and a beloved friend of the family. She was a kind and loving Christian woman who always thought of others first. She will be deeply missed. We know you are very proud of her as she was of ALL of you!
May GOD BLESS and keep you. She is smiling down from heaven on each one of you!!

From Keith and Annette Dabney and Kids...

To the Harvey and Byers Family:
Our heartfelt sympathy and love goes out to you on the loss of your loved one. We dearly loved Karen and will miss her. We now you have many beautiful memories to cherish and hold onto…God has called his angel home.

We love your family and may God keep you and comfort you.

From Linda Folsom Davis/Louis M Tolbert...

To the family of Karen Byers; Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. I will always remember Karen as a cousin-in-law and a friend. Mother, Debby, Craig, Dwight and Jonte if there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to contact me. Praying for you.

From Roger Roseberry and family...

Dorothy, Debra, Dwight and Craig.
My deepest sympathy goes out to you, I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. Karen was like a second mother to me growing up as a kid. She will always hold a special place in my heart, as all of you do. If you need ANYTHING, please don’t hesitate to call. I will be thinking of “all” of you, as you make it through this difficult time. Always remember and cherish the good times, life is fragile!

From Angela and Bruce McKinney...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are saddend by the loss of Karen. When I heard about Karen there were two quotes that come to mind to share with you.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Unknown

“She who has gone, so we but cherish her memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Peace, prayers and blessings.

From Doris Lewis and Sheryl R. Cherry...

Dear Debra and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Karen. We will forever keep her memory in our hearts and you and family in our prayers. God Bless each of you. Stay strong and prayerful.

From Kim Steffen, RN...

I had the priviledge to work with Karen when she would come into our office for apptointments. I loved talking with her adn will miss our conversations. She was a complete joy to be with

From Toni Bressler...

Karen was a wonderful woman who will be truly missed. Wish I could take away your pain. God Bless you! Love, hugs & prayers go out go out to you all.

From Dale Seele...

Our heart felt condolonces and sympathies to all of the Byers and Harvey families.

Dale Seele and family

From Rick and Eleda...

Dwight and Craig sorry to hear about your mother. If there is anything we can do please call 785-727-5104. Rick and Eleda

From Harold and Tina Roseberry...

Dwight and Craig, Harold and I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Karen was always such a friendly and caring woman. She always had a beautiful, welcoming smile on her face. She will be missed. You boys were blessed to have such a caring Mother and she raised you both to be very polite men. Take care of yourselves.

From Anita Pouncil...

Harvey/Byers family, may the peace of God be with you at this time. Karen was a dear sweet friend who always thought of the needs of others. We went through Sunday School, High School, KU, and the birth of our first children together. I will miss her sweet spirit and her caring phone calls. Karen fought a good fight and now it is time for her to rest with our Heavenly Father.

From Jeanie Whiteside Verner...

My deepest sympathy and sincere condolence to Karen’s family. I have known Karen since we were teenagers. For as long as I have known her, Karen has been one of the nicest, kindest, and most genuine people I have ever met. I moved from Lawrence and did not get to see her regularly. When I did see her, she always greeted me with a warm embrace and beautiful smile. I truly appreciated her gentle spirit. May God comfort you and give you strength. So very sorry for your loss.

From Mr.Scott and Mrs. Candy Helms and Family...

To Mrs.Karen M.Byers Family,
Our thoughts and prayer’s are with you at
this time. I am at a loss for words but i do know Mrs.Byers was a very kind soul and can say did a very fantastic job with her family she has two great wonderful and pleasant and so well mannered sons Dwight L. Byers, Jr. and Edward Craig Byers and a wonderful sister Debra Green. Mrs.Byers mother Dorothy Harvey must be so very proud of her daughter. Myself and my Family are praying
for you to make it threw this difficult time. If you all need anything or just need someone to do any tasks that may be needed please call me really much LOVE to All Of You. Sincerely,Scott,Candy Helms and Family. 785-424-2228.

From Maggie Sieber...

Just wanted to say I worked with Karen at the Color Press…She was a hard worker, and fun to work with…She took time to show me how to do the work…She was a nice person..Sorry for your loss.


From Debbie and Brenda Shirar...

May God continue to give you the strength to
stay strong and live proudly in her stead. She enjoyed life and her family and those are traits all of us know are synonymous with
Karen and all branches of her family! We have been proud and continue to be proud to be a friend and called a friend! We are truly free in death of the things that hurt us in life! Karen will always be in our hearts and actions if we let her! God bless you Karen_- enjoy the freedom!

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