Eunice Mae Byler, 95, of Wilmington, Ohio died 11:35AM, Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Cape May Assisted Living. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Howard J. Garman, to whom she was married for 41 years, and her second husband, Dr. Robert A. Byler, to whom she was married for 15 years. She was born June 7, 1916 in Clinton County, Ohio, daughter, of the late Everett and Nellie Mae Biggs Osborn. She was a 1934 graduate of Wilmington High School.
Eunice lived all of her life within a few miles of Wilmington. She spent several years as a secretary in the insurance business and 22 years as the executive and financial secretary of the Wilmington District of the United Methodist Church Office retiring in 1987. She was a member of the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ since 1946 and was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She had been a two year volunteer at Clinton Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda (Marlin) Newman of Wilmington, Ohio; three stepchildren, Barbara (Eric) Effmann of Washington, Phillip (Janet) Byler of New York, and Christopher (Helen) Byler of Indiana; a stepbrother, R. Dean (Mary Lou) King of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren, Greg (Cindy) Garman of Milford, Ohio and Jim (Melissa) Boitnott of Hamilton, Ohio; five great grandchildren, Samantha Boitnott, Jacob James Boitnott, Marissa Boitnott, Piper Garman, and Zoie Garman; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Garman; as well as step-grandchildren, step great grandchildren, a niece, nephews, and many friends.
In addition to her first husband, second husband, and parents, two sons, Larry Chris Garman and Dean Howard Garman, an infant daughter, Rita Mae Garman, a brother, Eugene “Gene” Osborn, and a nephew, John E. Osborn, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ, 120 Columbus Street Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. Dr. Tom Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church – Disciples of Christ, 120 Columbus Street Wilmington, Ohio 45177.
The family would like to thank Sandy Leslie, Jeanie Henry, Sue Markle, Community Care Hospice, and Cape May for all their help and kindness for these past several months.