Irene Marie (Groos) Byers, age 73, of Hoschton, GA and The Deaton Creek Community passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, John A. Byers, Hoschton, GA; children, Jeffrey and Jan Crowell, Cedar City, UT, Bryan and Heather Crowell, Hanover, MD, Christine and Tom Greer, North Potomac, MD, Patrick and Sharon Crowell, Lilburn, GA, David Byers, Arlington, VA and Kimberly Hazelwood, Toano, VA; six grandchildren, Tyler, Jennifer, Julie, Jansson, Richard & Katie; sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Bart Herheim, Wichita, KS; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Nita Groos, Sioux Falls, SD and Richard and Lupee Groos, Santee, CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Byers was born January 31, 1942 in Coleman, SD. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Dell Rapids, SD and an honor graduate of University of Southern Illinois at Cardondale with a Bachelor’s Degree. She was an Assistant Director of Nursing and worked for a variety of medical institutions including the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.
She was a member of the Prince Of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch, GA where she was also a member of the choir and the Red Hat Society. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening, April 6, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Prince Of Peace Catholic Church, 6439 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 in memory of Irene Byers.
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