August 12, 2004

(1/4/1942 8/7/2004)

Zola Marie Byrn, 62, of Granger, MO, died August 7, 2004 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.

She was born January 4, 1942, in Keokuk, IA, a daughter of Melvin Lloyd and Lena Garnet Boice Walker. On March 18, 1961, Zola was united in marriage to Larry M. Byrn in Wayland, MO. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1994.

Zola had lived in Wayland, MO, most of her life, moving to Granger, MO, in 1976. She was a graduate of Kahoka High School in 1959. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wayland, MO.

She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, listening to music and cross stitch. She treasured the times she spent with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Smith and her husband Charles of Granger, MO, two sons, Rick Byrn and his wife Pam of Revere, MO, and Richard Byrn of Granger, MO, three grandchildren, Erick Byrn and his mother Linda, Summer Petersen and Brittney Smith, two sisters, Bernadine Wilson of Kahoka, MO, and Betty Hecox of St. Francisville, MO, two brothers, Winston Walker of St. Francisville, MO, and Bernard Walker and his wife Mary of Canton, MO, special friend Roy Vanlaningham of Granger, MO, the loving Byrn family, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Duane Byrn on June 5, 2000, three sisters, Doris Mansfield, Shirley Whitaker and Janice Sue Walker in infancy and two brothers, Wayne and Marvin Walker.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at

The First Baptist Church in Wayland, MO with Reverend Dan Deatrick officiating. Burial was in the Coffey Cemetery in Downing, MO.

Organist was Tommie Dee Welker. Soloist was Mathew Eder. Pallbearers were Gary W. Whitaker, Carl Whitaker, Ben Walker, Stephen Walker, Robbie Smith, Danny Smith, Tom Schulte, Jim Behnke and Larry Mohr. Memorials were made to the family.

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