Leona K. Byers, 91, of PA Furnace, PA passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Juniper Village at Brookline Wellspring Memory Care. She was born in Barnesboro, PA to the late Augustine Byrnes and Pauline (Hayes) Byrnes on January 21, 1928.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Gene C. Byers; daughter, Diane Lucas and two sisters, Mary Ida Bohm and Florence Homer.
Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn (Richard) Ellis of Pittsburgh, PA and Norma Mazurak of Northern Cambria, PA; two sons, Gary (Marilyn) Byers of Spring Mills, PA and Bud (Sharon) Byers of PA Furnace, PA; four grandchildren, Jennifer Kennedy, Amanda Campbell, Stephanie Wykoff and Dylan Lucas; and six great-grandchildren, Anna Kennedy, Katherine Kennedy, Hunter Campbell, Avery Campbell, Lincoln Wykoff and Vivian Wykoff.
Leona was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker. After her children were in school, she worked part-time for many years for the State College Area School District and later at Danks Department Store. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and the Ferguson Township Lions Club where she and her husband both enjoyed volunteering. Leona also volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul. Her favorite hobbies were reading and crocheting afghans.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at 10:30am at Our Lady of Victory Church, 820 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA. Memorial donations may be made to Bob Perks Cancer Assistance Fund, PO Box 313, State College, PA 16804.
Her family wishes to thank all the nurses and aides at Juniper Village at Brookline Wellspring Memory Care and AseraCare Hospice for giving Leona so much loving care during her final days.
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