PAULA KAY TOAM, 59, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was a daughter of Eugene and Ethel (Croy) Byerley. Surviving are her loving husband of 42 years, Gary Toam; son, Gary Toam Jr.; daughters, Lisa (Keith) Troy and Laura (Travis) Marker; grandson, Eric Troy; granddaughter, Brianna Troy; grandsons, Tannor and Tyson Marker; brothers, Michael (Becky) Byerley and, Mark (Kay) Byerley; and sisters, Peggy Smock, Penny Favory and Pam Gingrich. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Max Byerley; and sister, Pat Drake. A Celebration of Life is 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Pathway Community Church, with Pastor Biberstein officiating. To view the online guestbook, visit


Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Nov. 14, 2012