Ella Elizabeth Smeal Byers, 80, of North East, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Millcreek Community Hospital. Ella was born on April 17, 1932 in Clearfield County, to the late William John and Carrie Edna Houdeshell and was formerly employed at the White Diner, Keystone Foods, and Better Baked Foods in North East. She collected owls and enjoyed puzzles, books, and western movies. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Elmer Byers, whom she married January 28, 1957; brothers and sisters; a grandson, David Carl Byers, and a great-grandson, Isaiah Thomas. Ella will be sadly missed by her children, Jeff Byers, Susan Alcorn (James), Sherree Byers, John William Byers (Lori), Sarah Jane Falls (Daniel), Jerry Byers (Bonnie), Mary Jean Byers, and Ellen Elizabeth Byers; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Private funeral arrangements, at the convenience of the family, are by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Memorials may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 9, 2013