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Mary Byerly

July 22, 1932 — February 4, 2015

Mary E. Byerly, 82, of El Paso, IL, passed away at 10:10 a.m., Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in El Paso, IL.

She was born July 22, 1932 in Des Moines, IA to Otto and Harriet (Walker) LaMar. She married Vernon Schuessler. He died in April of 1954. She later married Merval Byerly on June 17, 1966 in El Paso, IL. He died in August of 1981.

She was also preceded in death by her step-daughter Judith Sengpiel, one sister, 2 brothers and one grandson, Michael Huegerich.

Surviving are three daughters: Cynthia (Don) Huegerich of Keller, TX, Deborah (Lyle) Reeves of Austin, TX; Patricia (Charles) Wikenhauser of West Allis, WI; one step-son, Stephen (Mary) Byerly of Quito, Equador; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mary was a librarian for El Paso Library for more than 27 years and belonged to Volunteer Friends of Library. She was also involved in many civic organizations. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Community Church in El Paso.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Rev. John Liebert will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded.

Memorials may be made to the El Paso Public Library.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


FEB 8. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738-1561

Memorial Service

FEB 8. 3:00 PM (CST)

Ruestman-Harris - El Paso
40 West Main Street
El Paso, IL 61738

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