COLEMAN — Funeral services for Betty Jo Byers, 83, of Abilene, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at Stevens Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Burkett Cemetery in Coleman County.

She died Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

She was born Betty Jo Foster on March 12, 1935, in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee to Joseph David Foster and Hattie Elizabeth Coffee Foster. On Dec. 5, 1952, she married Thomas M. Byers in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Burkley and husband Terry of Melissa, and Esther Cox and husband Dan of Abilene; two sons, Thomas Byers Jr. and wife Beverly of Coleman, and Allen Byers and wife Carla of Abilene; one sister, Inez Vess of Poughkeepsie, New York; seven granddaughters, Darlene Burkley of Melissa, Shanna Klutts and husband Waylon of Midland, Amy Boyce and her husband Ben of Abilene, Rebecca Byers of Coleman, Amber Clark and husband Jason of Murphreesboro, Tennessee, Sarah Faircloth and husband Sandy of Rockingham, North Carolina, Emily Watts of Abilene; eight grandsons, Matt Burkley and wife Ragan of Melissa, Chad Alexander of Coleman, Terence Byers and wife Christy of Coleman, Todd Byers of Denton, Lyle Hahn and wife Kristin of Boyd, Seth Hahn of Abilene, Justin Cox and wife Megan of Haskell, Preston Cox and wife Sarah of Georgetown, and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; four sisters; and one brother.