Virgie E. (Chapman) Byers (1924 - 2018)

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Virgie E. Byers, 94, of Effingham, died at 10:19 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Pagel Funeral Home in Edgewood, with the Rev. Robert Peach. Burial was in Edgewood Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials: Gospel Assembly Church, 509 S. Merchant St., Effingham or donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Byers was born on Sept. 25, 1924, in Clay County, the daughter of Arvis and Oma (Coleman) Chapman. She married Donald Bernard Byers on March 8, 1944, in Effingham.
Virgie loved going to church and playing bingo.
She is survived by her sons, Donald R. Byers and wife Sandra of Gallatin, Tenn., and Larry Byers and wife Mary of Effingham; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Virginia Logue; brothers, Charlie, Woodrow, Kenneth, Gene, Ray and Lee; and sisters, Gladys Edwards, Elizabeth Walbeck and Violet McAdams.
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St. Elmo, IL 62458
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Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5, 2018