Debra K. Byers
UTICA — A funeral service for Debbie Byers, 53, of Utica will be held Friday, July 25, at 10 a.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home with Bruce Hissong officiating. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Methodist Cemetery.
Debbie died July 21, 2008, at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon. She was born July 16, 1955, in Newark to Rita G. (Mours) Smith and the late Charles Franklin Smith. Debbie spent her entire life in the Utica and surrounding area. She loved spending time with her friends and family and especially her grandkids. Debbie enjoyed bowling for 30 years. She worked for Frank Gates Service Co. in Columbus for 19 years.
She is survived by her husband, John David Byers of Utica; sons and daughter-in-law, Jason Douglas and Laura Geiger of Pittsburgh, Pa., Jeremy Geiger of Utica; mother, Rita G. Smith of Utica; grandsons, Josh and Nick Geiger of Utica, Zachary, Wesley and Abigail Geiger of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jack Swick of Utica; niece, Diana (Brad) Warner of Utica; and nephew, Mike (Ali) Swick of St. Louisville; great-niece, Shaeley Warner of Utica.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Franklin Smith, who died Nov. 9, 2002.
Friends may call Thursday, July 24, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.