LIVERPOOL — Viola Byers, 84, of Liverpool, entered into rest on Monday morning, June 10, 2013, at the Harrisburg Hospital.
Viola was born Aug. 2, 1928, in Liverpool, a daughter of the late Randall and Verna (Barner) Earnest. She was married to John W. Byers who preceded her on Jan. 20, 2013.
She was a graduate of Liverpool High School.
Viola retired from Kocher’s IGA, Millersburg, where she was a talented cake decorator and was known for her beautiful wedding cakes. She was previously employed at Eileen Hope Dress factory, Liverpool, and also worked as a domestic for several families and assisted her husband with the family farm.
Viola was an active lifetime member of St. John (Barner’s) Lutheran Church, Liverpool, and assisted with the annual Apple Butter Boil. She was also a member of the Perry Valley Grange 1804, Inc., Millerstown and the Liverpool EMS and Fire Company.
Viola was skilled in crocheting. During the fall season Viola enjoyed attending the Perry County Fair and took great pleasure in her grandchildren showing their animals. She also enjoyed taking trips to Delaware and spending time with her family.
She is survived by three children and their spouses, Edgar and Linda Byers, of Millerstown, Lloyd and Sue Byers, of Liverpool, and Beth and Bob Sowers, of Millerstown; four grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Skip Syester, Krista and Jake Pontius, Scott and Hannah Byers, and Katelyn Sowers; five great-grandchildren, Ben, Tirzah, Naomi, Isaiah, and Selah; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by one brother, Glenn Deckard.
Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday with the Perry Valley Grange memorial service at 8, in the George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, and fron noon to 1 p.m. Sunday in St. John (Barner’s) Lutheran Church, 5 Barners Church Road, Liverpool, followed by the funeral at 11, with her pastor, the Rev. Peter H. Kuebler officiating.
Burial will be made in the adjoining church cemetery.
Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made in loving memory of Viola to her church.