Carol S. Kender Byrd

April 24, 1940September 23, 2013

Carol S. Byrd (nee Kender) age 73, of Lowell passed away Monday, September 23, 2013. Carol is survived by husband Dorsey; four children, Laura (Don) Wilson, Suzanne Smith, Nanette (Tim) Post, and David Byrd; fourteen grandchildren; two brothers, Richard (Barb) Kender and Ken (Laurie) Kender; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brother, Elmer. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 11 AM at Bethel Church of Cedar Lake, 13620 Wicker Ave. Cedar Lake and officiated by Pastor Gary Butler. Burial will take place in Leaf River Cemetery in Mississippi. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, September 27 from 2-8 PM at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Road, Highland. Carol loved to play the organ for church services, weddings, and she enjoyed music. She enjoyed bowling and was the secretary of Bowling “Double II” of the Greater Calumet Area. She was a good friend and loved her grandkids. In lieu of flowers donations to Camp Quality Illinois, Children with Cancer.


  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2013

Carol S. Kender Byrd

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Michelle Marks Merwin

September 29, 2013

Sending thoughts of love and comfort to the Byrd/Kender family. I will remember Carol as a woman of dignity and graciousness. I reflect fondly on the time she devoted to the Cline Garden youth, including the many times she shared her home with us. The joy she experienced with young people was mutual. My only regret was not having opportunity to tell her so and thank her. Much love to the Byrd family.

Jim and Marilyn Cook

September 28, 2013

So sorry for your family's loss. Jim and Marilyn Cook

Amy conn

September 28, 2013

sorry I was not informed.. so sorry for yr loss ... she had a sweet sole was always kind to me ... god be with you and comfort you ... Amy

robert styka

September 27, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Bob & Nancy Luban

September 26, 2013

Byrd family,
Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you.

McDaniel Family

September 26, 2013

Sending thoughts and prayers to the Byrd family.

Steve & Carol Herron

September 26, 2013

Byrd family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Carol was an amazing lady, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by so many of us. But we are rejoicing with you for her entry into an eternal, painfree life. God bless you all.


September 26, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Harold Bowen

September 26, 2013

Byrd Family,

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and our "Ma Byrd". Oh the memories I have of her playing the organ at Cline Gardens Christian Church. Heaven has another Angel in their midst...

September 25, 2013

my sympathies to you and your family for the loss of a love one I will keep you and your family in my prayers. bob styka