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Barbara S. Byers

December 2, 1945 - January 8, 2018

Service Date: January 12, 2018

Barbara S. Byers, nee Carruthers, 72, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, December 2, 1945, in CA. , passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at  home.

Barbara worked as a Specialist in Human Resources at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She was a very proud sewing and patient care volunteer for VITAS for 6 years.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: Burton Carruthers and Lucille Carruthers nee Burrough
  • Brothers: Gary and Mike Thompson
  • Special Friend: Barbie Ciaramitaro

Surviving are her:

  • Father: Carl (Ingrid) Thompson of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Children
    • Greg (Michelle) Beyer of Belleville, IL
    • Scott (Cindy) Beyer of Lebanon, IL
    • James (Jessica) Byers of Fairview Heights, IL
  • Sister: Sharon (Richard) Kuhlmann of O’Fallon, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Sam Beyer
    • Olivia Beyer
    • Justin Bakalar
    • Kyla Bakalar
  • Nieces
    • Dawn Kuhlmann
    • Nicole (Josh) Hayden
  • Great-Nephew: Alexander Hayden
  • Special Friends
    • Deb Heinz
    • Debbie Pazderka
    • beloved VITAS Family

Memorials: In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials made to VITAS Community Connections

Visitation:  Visitation from  4-7 pm, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home.

Funeral:  Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 pm, on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Myra Gummersheimer officiating.