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Emma J. Byers

October 17, 1927 ~ November 3, 2018 (age 91)

Emma J. Byers, 91, of Mahaffey, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. Emma was born October 17, 1927 in Burnside, a daughter of the late Joseph and Faye (Sturgeon) Wolfe. She was the registrar for the Mahaffey area from 1982 until 2004. She also worked many years as a seamstress before retirement. Emma was a true matriarch of her family. She was the glue that held her family together. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Byers, three sons; Richard “Dick” Byers, Robert Byers and Dennis Byers, Sr., one grandson; Timothy Byers and two great grandsons; Mark Huey, Jr. and James Franklin Bissett. Seven brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her daughter; Carol Forborger and husband Jim of Ohio. Eight grandchildren; Darlene O'Halloran, Robert Byers, Douglas Byers and Tonya Bissett, James Forborger and Michele Johnston, Denna Greslick and Dennis Byers, Jr., nineteen grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. One brother; Robert Wolfe of Mahaffey, two sisters; Peg Shultz and husband Charles of Erie and Judy Witherite of New York. Daughter in law; Marguerite Byers and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Waldron Funeral Home in Mahaffey. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Myron Wattenphul officiating. Interment will follow in Mahaffey Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomespa.com

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