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Shirley Ann Byers

Shirley Ann Byers, 80, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Shirley was born on January 20, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of Joseph Powell and Lillie Hipp Powell. She married Melvin Royce Byers on September 4, 1961. Shirley worked for several companies throughout her life including Jet Stream Plastics and Clarke Industries. She was an avid quilter, enjoyed reading and playing Spider Solitaire on the computer.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Byers of the home; one daughter, Dana Fletcher and husband David of Colcord, Oklahoma; one son, Michael Byers of the home; and one granddaughter Casey Fletcher of Springdale, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Christopher Fletcher and two brothers, Joseph Powell Jr., and Eugene Bedford “Bobby” Powell.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs, AR. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.

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Dana I am so sorry for you loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Denise Daniels Wilmott

Denise Daniels Wilmott Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Melvin and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying for you. We are sorry we can't honor Shirley by attending a service. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask.
Your friends,
Bill and Marilyn Jackson

Bill and Marilyn Jackson Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM

Shirley was such a sweet person. I knew her when she worked at Jet Stream Plastics and also bowled with her. My deepest sympathy to Dana and family and especially Melvin. God bless you.

Glenita Guthrie Apr 25 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Byers

Shelley Putman Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.

Karen Davis Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Dana & family so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers for peace. Janet Hill Conner

Janet Hill Conner Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Praying for Melvin and the family in their loss.

Joe & Robbie Pruett Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Dana, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I am saying a prayer for you and your family.

Cathy Pearson McDaniel Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Shirley at Clarke. She was always so nice.

Bryan Barnes Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM

My sympathies to your family in these sad times, prayers to you and your family.

Allison Reaves Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM

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