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Judith Kaye Byers
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Judith Kaye McLemore Byers, oldest daughter of Chester Dwight and Kathryn Bates McLemore went home to the Lord on January 20, 2018. Judy was a member of Main Street General Baptist Church for all of her life, starting at the cradle row and ending as a faithful servant. She worked as a Sunday School teacher, Bible School helper, Small Group leader and helped with the Student Youth Group throughout her life in the church. Judy graduated from Boonville High School in 1960 where she was involved with Sub-Deb, a Football Homecoming Queen Candidate her senior year, and the school play Time Out for Ginger (Judy played the part of Ginger). Judy belonged to Rainbow Girls and was The Worthy Advisor in 1960 where she also received the Grand Cross of Colors. Judy married Paul “Danny” Byers on October 13 (Friday the 13th), 1961 and remained married for 43 years until Danny’s death on September 19, 2005. Judy was a member of The Chrisney Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 357. Judy was a member of Tri-Kappa until she took a demit to open The Flower Shop of Boonville Inc., her true working passion. Judy owned and operated The Flower Shop of Boonville from 1983 until 2001 where she sold the business. Most of her regular customers remember Chelsea, the Yorkie Poodle dog, who spent every day at the shop with Judy. After selling The Flower Shop, Judy enjoyed a part time retirement and helping at Koehler’s Funeral Home as a Greeter. Judy and Danny loved taking vacations with their family to Gatlinburg and Florida.
Judy is survived by her two daughters, Paula and Bret Kramer, and Pamela and Lorenz Wilkinson. Sisters, Carolyn (Ralph) Downing, Dewight Baker, Barbara Jane (Randy) Dempsey and Brother, Dennis (Kim) McLemore. 5 Grandchildren, Matt (Dria) Snodgrass, Allison (Josh) Woolen, Cindy (Larry) King, Katie and Ivan Wilkinson. 9 Great Grandchildren, Xander, Shelby and Charlie Snodgrass, Oliver and Evelyn Woolen, Morgan, Emily, Zane and William King. Many nieces and nephews.
Judy is sad to leave behind her special dog Duffy, but excited to be reunited with Chelsea. Judy wishes to thank her many caregivers in the last days of her life: Kirstyn Dawson for driving her where she needed and being a good friend, Paula Kramer for her thorough nursing care, and the nurses at Kindred Hospice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Judy’s Hospice team: LaDonna Johnson, Tara Raven, Lindsey Hafele, Darcy Puckett, Randy Bechtel, and Jennifer Zint. You helped to make Mom’s final journey the best it could be.
Visitation will be at Kohler’s Funeral Home in Boonville, Indiana on Thursday January 25, 2018 from 2 – 8 P.M. with the Order of the Eastern Star to conduct a memorial service at 6 P.M. and will continue on Friday January 26, 2018 at 9 A.M. until funeral services at 10 A.M. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Main Street General Baptist Church in Boonville, Indiana, Chemo Buddies in Newburgh, Indiana or The Warrick County Humane Society.

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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Koehler Funeral Home - Boonville Chapel

304 East Main Street
Boonville, IN 47601





10:00 AM
Koehler Funeral Home - Boonville Chapel

304 East Main Street
Boonville, IN 47601

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Maple Grove Cemetery

Boonville, Indiana 47601
Boonville, Indiana 47601


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