Karen Sue Byers

January 14, 1966December 4, 2018
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Karen Sue Byers, 52, of Belpre, OH, passed away December 4, 2018, at her home following a brief illness. She was born January 14, 1966, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of the late William and Geraldine (Richards) Byers. Karen was a graduate of Parkersburg South High School and furthered her education at WVUP where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Accounting. She worked at Public Debt with 20 plus years of service. She was a member of the 14th Ave. Gospel Mission Church, Parkersburg where she was active in teaching Sunday school to the kids. She loved traveling, especially to the beach where she would sit and listen to the ocean for many hours. Another place she enjoyed traveling to was Dollywood in Tennessee. Karen had a strong love for her dogs and everyone who knew her loved her. She was an aunt and great aunt to many. Left to cherish her memory are her siblings, Patricia Whitecotton, Rose Cook and William “Bill” Byers all of Parkersburg. Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Tim Burch officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2018 at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared with the family at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, is honored to serve the Byers family.


  • Patricia Whitecotton, Sister
  • Rose Cook, Sister
  • William "Bill" Byers, Brother
  • William Byers, Father
  • Geraldine (Richards) Byers, Mother


  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

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Maggie Cook

December 9, 2018

I have known Karen thru my ex husband family. I loved her like she was my fresh sad she has gone
I will cherish all the memories in have gotten with aunt karen

Jeremy Schramm

December 7, 2018

I had the pleasure of waiting on Karen every Saturday for years at Davincis in Williamstown. It was a pleasure to get to know her and call her my friend. With a heavy heart I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. May god bless you. Jeremy

Becky Lamb

December 7, 2018

So saddened to read this news. My thoughts are with Karen's family at this difficult time. Karen and I shared many laughs and memories at South.
RIP and fly high girl

Gary Anderson

December 6, 2018

I also met Karen at Emerson Bowling Lanes. She was a longtime bowler and I was fortunate enough to enjoy her company weekly as she was a member of my team. I truly enjoyed her silent, but quirky, sense of humor. She was a kind and gentle soul who was genuinely concerned for the well being of those around her.
I know I am not alone when I say that her presence will be sorely missed throughout our bowling family. I feel truly blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing her for several years. God Bless you Karen Byers. Rest In Peace.

Margaret Griffing

December 6, 2018

I met Karen at Public Debt and was taken with her ready smile and quick wit. She was always a joy to be around, no matter how the day was going! I remember she loved the color purple and I've sent her pictures or items from Facebook over the last couple of years or so when the picture was of something especially nice done in purple and told her it made me think of her. I will think of her now when I see happy, beautiful purple streaks in the sky.

Tammie Smith

December 6, 2018

I was on the Monday Night Mixer League and was privileged to bowl against her team several times. We always looked forward to bowling with her she was alot of fun! So sorry to hear of her passing! My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family!! Tammie Smith