Wilma S. Byers

ULYSSES - Wilma S. Byers, age 90, died March 23, 2020, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. She was born August 28, 1929, in Big Bow, KS, the daughter of Fred and Hazel Dufield Shore.


Wilma graduated from Grant County Rural High School and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Kansas State University. She married Joseph M. Byers on August 6, 1950, in Ulysses. Wilma worked with her husband on the family farm, driving a tractor when needed, and did the bookkeeping for the farm.


Wilma is survived by her children, Dr. Jonell Byers of Ulysses, Dr. Lowell Byers of the Kansas City, Dr. Myrna Domoney of Broken Arrow, OK, and Marlene Ledford of Springfield, MO; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Hazel Shore; husband Joseph M. Byers, in 2012; and brother, Lee Shore.


Funeral service will be March 27, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Country View Baptist Church in Ulysses, KS. Interment will follow at Ulysses Cemetery. Visitation is March 26, 2020, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorial contributions may be given to Country View Baptist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.