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Shirley Ann Byers

January 20, 1940 — April 21, 2020

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

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