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Anne Byers

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Anne Byers, 77, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Family will greet friends from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday.

Burial at Milford Cemetery in Milford.

Mrs. Byers passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Margaret Anne Byers, the daughter of Willie and Ida Evelyn Sarson Stead, was born Aug. 10, 1934, near Bristol, England. Her family moved to the United States and settled in Milford, Ia. in 1948. Her childhood years were spent in Milford where she received her education, graduating from Milford High School in 1952.

Anne married Donald Dean Byers on Oct. 21, 1954, in Milford, Ia. Following their marriage, they lived in Milford until moving to Spencer in 1957. After raising her girls, Anne worked for various florists and worked in the activities department at Northshire Residence for 15 years. In her spare time, Anne enjoyed doing cross word and jigsaw puzzles, knitting and traveling. Most of all, she loved spending time with her girls and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don in 2005; and her sister, Mary.

She is survived by three daughters and their husbands: Elizabeth and Gary Stevenson, of Spencer, Judith and Kirby Nielsen, of Spencer and Mary and Mike Kooker of Pella, Ia.; six grandchildren: Mitchell Stevenson, Matthew (Jennie) Stevenson, Kelsey and Nigel Nielsen, Nathan and Megan Kooker; great-granddaughter, Hallie Anne Stevenson; sister, Betty Branstetter and her husband, Merle; sister-in-law, Lillian Dempsey; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.