Source: from a scrapbook of obituaries collected by Fauniel Hershberger in 1950-70s now owned by Karen Zach, Waveland, Indiana

Submitted by: Karen Zach, coordinator Fountain County INGenWeb Project

Arnet O. Byers, 85, of Casselberry, Fla., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gladys Clark at St. Petersburg, Fla., Wednesday morning, March 22, 1972. He had been in failing health since 1969. He was born in Warren County Feb. 19, 1887, the son of William F. and Phoebe Remster Byers and was a life resident of Warren County until he retired to Florida in 1956. He was married Feb. 8, 1905, in Williamsport to Ada L. Evans who passed away in October, 1969. For several years they operated the Byers and Byers Flower Shop and fillng station at the "Y" intersection of 28 and 41. Before that they owned the general store at Hedrick and farmed. Several people will remember happy meetings of the Wabash Valley Stamp Club with Mr. and Mrs. Byers at the "Y." Mr. Byers was a member of the First Christian Church at Sanford, Fla. He had been active in the Christian Church at Williamsport and served as superintendent of that Sunday School. He was a member of the United Commercial Travelers, Odd Fellows, the Williamsport Lions Club and was active in many civic affairs. Surviving are three daughters; Mrs. Vera Jack of Caselberry, Fla.; Mrs. Grace Gaskill of R 3, Attica ; Mrs. Gladys Clark of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one son, Arnet Evans Byers of Hammond, Ind.; one brother, Everett of Ontario, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. Friends may call at the Fisher Funeral Home in Williamsport after 2:00 p. m. Friday. Funeral services will be held in the Fisher chapel at Williamsport at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, with Rev. Douglas Dickey officiating. Burial in West Lebanon Cemetery.

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