OBERLIN --â€ˆLowell H. Byarlay, 79, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 2007) at his home in Oberlin.
He was born March 17, 1928, in Riley County, Kan., to Alfred and Lillie (Deptmer) Byarlay. He grew up in Green, Kan., and attended grade school and high school in Green. He then attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and lived in California during his time in the service. He married Verna Luke on June 19, 1955. He returned to Manhattan and lived in Smith Center and Osborne, Kan., before moving to Oberlin in 1986.
He worked as a county extension agent in Smith Center and Osborne and as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank in Oberlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Lillie Byarlay and sister, Verna Beebe.
Survivors include his former wife, Verna Byarlay of Reno, Nev.; sons, Mark and wife, Sandy of Burlington, Colo., Dave and wife, Kristi of Seattle, Wash., Roger and wife, Marie of Seattle, Wash., and Gary of Oberlin; daughters, Jean Byarlay and Jack Carpenter of Johnson City, Tenn., and Judy Byarlay of Reno, Nev.; brothers, Hal and wife, Mary of Lincoln, Kan., Starr and wife, LaVonne of Versalles, Kent., and Phil and wife, Barbara of Randolf, Kan.; sister, Janice and husband, Tom Harshman of Fruita, Colo.; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, 2 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin, with the Rev. Chris Farmer officiating. Interment will be in the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m., until the time of service.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Oberlin Airport.
Pauls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.