Doris Byrd

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JACKSON CENTER — Doris Ann Byrd, 88, of Jackson Center, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.

She was born in Shelby County on Aug. 30, 1927, to the late Lauren and G. Avanelle (Ambos) Lenhart. On Dec. 22, 1945, she married Emory L. Byrd and he preceded her in death March 14, 2013. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Bill Lenhart.

She is survived by her children, Larry (Victoria) Byrd and Sheila (Dave) Burch, both of Jackson Center; five grandchildren, Alan (Jennifer) Byrd, Penny (Greg) Borchers, Bryan (Keesha) Byrd, Mark (Lindsay) Burch, and Emily (Todd) Ratermann; 12 great grandchildren, Austin and Jacob Borchers, Audrey, Brooke Ann, and Lydia Byrd, Kyle and Julia Burch, Cole, Jared, and Claire Ratermann, Griffin and Jordan Byrd; a sister, Janet Schnelle; a brother, John Lenhart; and many nieces and nephews.

A homemaker, Doris was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center. She enjoyed traveling, eating out and playing cards with her family and friends. Doris loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and attended all their activities.

Visitation will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Jackson Center.

Pastor Kent Hollis will officiate a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at the church with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center, OH 45334.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center and condolences may be expressed to the family at

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214 W. Pike St. P.O. Box 645
Jackson Center, OH 45334
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2015