A Celebration of Life visitation for Bonnie Byers, 58, Lawrence, will be from 5-7 pm Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Mrs. Byers died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at LawrenceMemorialHospital.
She was born Mar. 12, 1955, in Burlington, Kan., the daughter of Howard and Darlene Potter Caldwell. She graduated from Paola High School, and later graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s degree. Since graduating, she had completed a substantial amount of work toward her Master’s degree. Bonnie was the assistant to the Dean of the University of Kansas School of Business for eight years. She had previously worked at Mid America Concessions and Yarn Barn, where she taught and shared her love for knitting. She was an avid KU basketball fan, and could be seen at games while also knitting.
She married Robert ‘Bob’ Byers on Jan. 31, 1974, in Iola. He survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Chris, Lawrence, and a sister Brenda Pierce and husband Brent, Auburn Hills, Mich.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses, or the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044