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Byrnell Figler


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Byrnell Figler Obituary
Byrnell W. Figler, 90, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, formerly of Bay, Missouri, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at St. Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Byrnell was born in St. Louis on May 9, 1927, a son of the late Benjamin S. and Cora M. (Schneider) Figler.
Byrnell was a graduate of Affton High School. He then attended St. Louis Institute of Music and went on to study at the University of Illinois. During that time under the Fulbright grant he studied at the Bavarian State Music Academy in Munich, Germany.
After graduating he taught in many schools in St. Louis, Spokane, Washington, the University of Illinois, and Alabama University.
He also was the associate professor of music at Fort Hays State, Hays, Kansas, for 20 years. Byrnell was a classic pianist. He was life time member of the Sierra Club and of the Nature Conservancy.
Byrnell is survived by a brother, Don Figler, of St. Louis.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Lee's Summit, Missouri, and on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Zion-St. Paul's U.C.C., Bay, Missouri.
Memorial donations may be given to Union of Concerned Scientists, Two Brattle Square, Suite 6, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138 or in C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
Published in Hermann Advertiser Courier on Oct. 4, 2017
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