News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 30, 2013

Betty L. Byrley

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Betty L. Byrley, 79, of Terre Haute, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Davis Gardens. She was born July 16, 1934, in Terre Haute, to Frank R. and Lenora (Helderman) Rogers.

Betty was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, and American Legion Post 104. She retired form Doxsee Foods and Union Hospital. She enjoyed listening to music. Betty loved to shop, especially for purses, she had quite the collection of them. One of Betty’s favorite things to do in the fall was to attend the Covered Bridge Festival. Christmas was Betty’s favorite holiday with family. Most of all, Betty cherished the time she spent with family. She will forever be remembered as a kind woman who would help anyone in need.

Betty is survived by her three children, Steve Byrley Sr. and wife Susan of Terre Haute, Don Byrley Jr. and wife Laurie of Atlanta, and Brenda Smith and husband Ralph of Terre Haute; sisters, Carol Martin and husband Joe of West Terre Haute, and Mary Davis and husband Lyle of Blackhawk; best friend, Judy Robinson; son-in-law Jack Melvin; grandchildren, Cpl. Steven Byrley Jr. (USMC) and wife Shawna, Madison Lynn Byrley, Donald Byrley III, David Byrley, Ralph Smith Jr. and wife Debbie, Tina Smith Byrley and husband Bruce, Shaun Smith and wife Shelly, Laura Byrley Steward and husband Daniel, Jackie Joe Melvin and companion Crissy, and Chelsie Melvin; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; several nieces, nephews, and more family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Donald G. Byrley; a daughter, Karen Ann Byrley Melvin; a brother, Bob Rogers and wife Patty.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home.  A funeral ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, with Pastor Aaron Wheaton officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at: