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Diana S. Byerly
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DIANA S. BYERLY, age 68 of Piqua, went to be with the Lord at 7:25 PM on Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017 at Covington Care Center, Covington, OH. She was born on January 24, 1949 in Burr oak, Michigan to the late Russell and Neva (Welbaum) Gump.

Diana is survived by two daughters: Tabitha Crawford, Piqua, OH, and Trisha Leighly, Piqua, OH; two sons: Terry Blair, Piqua, OH. and Toby Blair, Florida; one brother: Russell Gump, Jr. Englewood, OH; eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son: Tony Leon and one brother: Monte Gump.

Diana was a loving homemaker. She loved to spend time with her family, grandchildren and six cats. Diana was an avid Elvis Presley fan.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua with Pastor Joseph Hill officiating. Calling hours will be Wednesday Dec. 27, 2017 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM at the funeral home. A committal service will be held Friday Dec. 29, 2017 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373 or American Humane Society 1400 16th Street N.W., Suite 360 Washington D.C. 20036.

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6:30 PM
646 W. High Street

646 W. High Street, Piqua, OH, 45356 Funeral services will be held Thursday May 25, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with the Pastor Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Calling hours will be Thursday from 12 PM – 1 PM at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed at


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