Kimberly Carole Byerly

July 02, 1965 ‒ September 24, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Kimberly Carole Byerly, 50, of Delaware, OH passed away peacefully late Thursday evening September 24, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 2, 1965 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to the late Ken and Mary (Gordon) Henneman.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and served her country as a member of the United States Navy.

Kim was an independent contractor for Mary Kay Cosmetics for a number of years and was an active and faithful member of the Asbury United Methodist Church. Kim’s involvement at Asbury included Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She also enjoyed serving on the Chancel Committee and providing baked goods for church events. She also was a stay at home mom and operated an in-home day care for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her four boys.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband of almost 25 years, Scott; sons Josh, Logan, Jacob and Morgan; sister Carrie Duss of Elk Mound, Wisconsin; mother-in-law Eleanor Byerly of Delaware. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her father-in-law Donald Byerly.

Celebration of life services will be held on Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Avenue, Delaware with Rev. Phil Wilden officiating. A reception will follow.

Contributions in Kim’s memory may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015 or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Fund, 929 Eastwind Drive, Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Byerly family.

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  • I met Kim a number of years ago at Dolores Trimbles home. We instantly hit it off and became friends. She was the easiest person to talk to and always positive. Through all her battles, Kim always was strong with a positive attitude, kept her beautiful smile and shared her optimism through humor. Kim touched so many lives and we are all better for knowing such a strong beautiful woman that loved her family so much. My deepest sympathy goes out to all Kim’s family and friends. Kim, you will be missed.

  • Kim was one of my favorite customers at Buehlers! Her smile and positive spirit always warmed my heart, even when she wasn’t feeling well! I will miss her so, but, I am so glad her pain and struggle is over! I will be praying for healing for her family!

  • Kim had artists eyes and and optimistic heart. God bless her family and loved ones. May her spirit live on in them.

  • Our lives are enriched from knowing Kim. Her smile and warm heart were inspiring! May perpetual light shine upon her and May she rest peacefully in the Hands of our Lord. Many prayers for all of you, Scott and boys, as you keep her memory alive! One memory I’ll never forget when she was driving down my street one evening and I was out in the driveway in distress and all of sudden she stopped right there in the middle of the street, rolled the window of her van down and inquired what was wrong. She saved me that night- drove me right to the hospital with no questions asked. Stopped where she was going/changed her plans right then and there to help me. I’ll never forget her soul- so loving and caring! God worked through her, then… and now!

  • Kim’s generous spirit and sparkling personality will be my strongest memories. She always had kind words and a positive attitude. She has been an inspiration to me for a long time, as an artist, a Christian, and as an exemplary human being. I’m so blessed to have known her and will miss her. My condolences go out to her family.

  • It was over 10 years ago I met Kim at a fundraiser for cancer. We were both bald. She gave me a homemade coffee table tablet she had made. She was selling things but was determined I have her craft made with love. (I know we felt a bond since we were both fighting the war) I am just sorry she lost her battle. She sure fought hard and was the bravest women I have ever met. I bumped into her and her husband a lot at the post office. We were all always mailing stuff off. She was always so bright eyed even when it was obvious she wasn’t always feeling well. Her positive attitude, cheerful disposition was amazing. She never felt sorry for herself. We need more Kims in the world with so much kindness in hearts. She will be missed. You fought hard, Kim. I bet you will have the biggest wings full of color and glitter in heaven. Rest, my friend.

  • My husband and I met Kim and Scott when they were both young and in the Navy back in 1990. We met them when they were part of the Navy enlisted on the USNS Maury and we sailed together. My husband and I were civilians and quite a bit older but Kim and I hit out off. After we left the ship Kim had temp. duty in Mississippi and stayed with us for a short while. I enjoyed her company and she spent Easter that year with my entire family. That was a special time. After she left Mississippi we lost touch for a bit. We reconnected and stayed in touch. Randy and I had the pleasure of meeting all her precious boys and seeing Scott while in Ohio back in the winter of 2011. I was fortunate enough to fly to Florida last Halloween and spend the day with them at WDW. I am so glad we were able to spend that time together. She was a kind, loving, artistic, special lady. May she be at peace and no longer suffer the ravages of Cancer. We love you Kim and all the rest of your family.

  • Kim will be greatly missed. She was a warm caring person who loved art and sharing it with others. She was a wonderful mother and a loving wife.

  • Kim was an inspiration to us All that attended artiscape every year. The world has lost a truly beautiful soul. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • God bless you Kim. Thank you for always being such a good friend to me in High School. I so enjoyed being in choir all those years, and playing catch with a softball in the halls of school. And seeing you at the class reunions. You are a saint, and one of God’s angels has returned home. You will live on forever in our hearts.

  • It was an honor and a blessing getting back in touch this past year with Kim.
    Her kindness, courage and strength always inspired me. Kim, you are loved and missed by so many. The gifts you gave us will always live in our hearts and continue to inspire and encourage us. Thanks for those and all the wonderful memories. I miss you so.
    D. Horner
    Koriyama, Japan

  • Thinking of you all♡ Kim was beautiful soul. May the love of family and friends help you through your sorrow. Prayers♡

  • My prayers go out to the family at this difficult time. Our loving God has promised to do away with sickness, suffering, and death here on the earth in the near future. (Psalms 37:9-11; Isaiah 33:24; John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:3-5) God understands what you are feeling and promises to be “close to the brokenhearted” and “saves those crushed in spirit”. (Psalms 34:18) Please know that your family will be in my prayers!

  • Such A beautiful person inside and out I will truly miss her radiant smile and gorgeous personality. One less angel to walk this earth.

  • I had the pleasure of getting to know Kim while Logan was in my 3rd grade class. She was such a kind and loving woman. My heart goes out to your family during this very difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts.

  • Logan, Jacob, and Morgan:
    I am so sorry that you have lost your mom. I only met and talked with your mom a couple of times, but working with you guys at school, I saw what a great person she was. You 3 have her spirit within you, behind your loving eyes that I saw, so many days, in your classrooms at Carlisle! You are all kind, caring, bright boys that she loved very much. She will be with you always…
    Hugs from Mrs. Seese

  • Dearest Kim,
    I met you in Buehlers back in 2010, and from the moment I met you, I knew you are very truly special person. Not long after that, you wisked me away to a Mary Kay party! Even though I didn’t end up joining Mary Kay you didn’t let that stop us from being friends. This whole time I’ve prayed for you and prayed for your family and I thought that I would be ready when you finally went to heaven, but that really wasn’t the case at all. I miss you so much and my heart hurts so much. I keep telling myself I shoulda came back and had lunch with you, or came and visited you. But you understood with life, we get caught up. I loved our talks, you were like a older sister/other mother figure I could confide in. I will miss you for the rest of my life. I will continue to pray for your family and friends. I know you are finally at peace, and are whole again. I love you Kim, spread those beautiful pink wings, and fly babygirl ♡

  • May you feel God’s love, His peace, His comfort and strength as you go through this difficult time. May each of you carry a piece of Kim in all that you do each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Missy Miller and Brandon Becker

  • To the Byerly Family! I am so sorry for your loss! I didn’t know Kim, but just reading over all these condolences, she obviously was a wonderful and special lady! I knew Scott back almost 40 years ago, I so happy to learn that he had such an incredible wife and family! May the Lord bless you all now and forever!

  • I had the pleasure of getting to know Kim while teaching Logan, Jacob and Morgan. I use to joke with her that I was part of the family, because I taught so many of her sons. She had such a great sense of humor. My heart goes out to the Byerly family. I will keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I am so very sad and sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I knew Kim especially through her dear son, Jacob who was one of my 6th graders at Willis. He and I were always talking about his mom and her progress. Jacob knew that I had also suffered through cancer with a parent. My heart breaks for Jacob and his brothers…and for everyone who loved Kim. I am thankful that her battle is over and she is finally cancer free resting peacefully in heaven. I imagine she was pretty excited to see her parents 🙂 I will be praying for God to comfort those that love her. And a special message to Jacob…Mrs. Buckingham is here for you!

  • My heart breaks today as I witness Jacob in class, knowing his intense sadness at the loss of his mother. Jacob has shown such strength in the days leading up to today, and I’ve admired his maturity, his discipline, and his ability to deal with the impossible circumstances that face him. May God bless Jacob and his family as they face each day, and my God grant you peace and comfort.

  • I’m so sad to hear about Kim’s passing. She was an amazing person and her presence was radiant in so many ways. I still remember working with Kim as my Art student teacher in the Eau Claire Schools…she was an outstanding teacher. The world has lost a wonderful soul and she will be missed by many.
    Patricia Binder

  • Eleanor and family,
    Fred and I send our condolences to you, Scott and all your family. We wanted you to know that are thinking of you and that you are all in our prayers.
    Joan and Fred

  • Kim will be missed, I was one of her Oncology Nurses at Grady when she was first diagnosed with her breast cancer and enjoyed our time together while administering her chemotherapy drugs. We had many talks about art,foods,clothes,but more important her boys and husband. What a very talent lady and enjoyed watching her work.You all have my deepest sympathy and will be in my prayers Pam Williams

  • Prayers for the Byerly boys! I’m sending condolences to all. I know Kim from having had her sons in choir at Willis. I know that Kim’s legacy is her boys. They were all such caring students and helpful to other students. I know that they will always make her proud. Lisa Miller

  • I sat with Kim last spring at the tennis courts while we watched our sons play their matches. I listened as she told me of her battle, what she knew was coming and how proud she was of her boys. She was so peaceful and positive about it all. I was is awe of her strength and courage.

    My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

  • I went to school with Kim at UWEC. We met her in an art education class. We were non-traditional students at that time both married with boys. We were able to do things outside of school, usually involving art in some way! Her enthusiasm and energy were contagious. After she moved to Ohio we lost contact with each other, but reconnected in the last couple of years. So glad we did!
    She faced her cancer with so much grace and dignity while always remembering others and their battles. Her faith was so strong too! Such a beautiful person both inside and out!
    Keeping the Byerlys in my prayers!

  • I had the honor of being Kim’s Dream Coordinator and helping the Byerly family with a Halloween Trip to Disney World. Kim always brightened my day and was an inspiration to us all. There was positivity and laughter in every conversation and while we never met in person, she was my friend from Ohio. My heart goes out to the Byerly family.

    With Sympathy,

  • To the Byerly Family (specifically Jacob)
    Please accept my sincere condolences at the loss of your Mom/wife. While I never had the pleasure of meeting Kim, I did spend several days as Jacob’s substitute teacher at Willis and he is such an amazing reflection of how special she must have been. I will be holding you all in my thoughts and prayers with the hope you find comfort in your memories. Most sincerely, Carla Moore

  • Dear Family and Friends,

    Kim was the light of my life and an extraordinary wife. Her testament to this can be seen in her four wonderful children. Kim brought so much joy and happiness into everyone she met. Her faith, devotion to family and friends was remarkable. I have never been comfortable in large groups but, Kim was just the opposite. She really enjoyed them and I think the groups were better for her presence. I will honor her memory and our children. Dear God grant me your strength, courage, determination and grace to be a better human and father. Kim I will miss you all the days of my life. Please save me a seat and I’ll be there when God calls me.

    Your loving husband, Scott

  • To the Byerly Family,
    You don’t know me, but I knew Kim through Artiscape. I didn’t know her well, but I know she was a courageous, talented and lovely woman. I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sincerely, Carma Kovalo, Columbus