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Clara Byland, 69, Clark

Published: November 22, 2012 5:00 AM

Clara (Randles) Byland, 69, of Clark, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at her home after a brief illness.

She had lived in Holmes County the majority of her life, and drove school bus for West Holmes school district for 31 years. She was also employed after retirement at Bennett Truck Transport.

She was a member of Killbuck Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years, Allen Byland Sr.; children, Tim Byland of El Paso, Texas, Terry Byland of Millersburg, Larry Long of Coshocton, Larry Byland and his significant other, Lucinda Miller of Clark, John Byland of Colorado, Lorie (Long) Delaney and her husband, Randy, of South Charleston, Ohio and Allen Keith Byland Jr. and his wife, Shelly of Clark; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister Eleanor Arnold and brother in-law, Larry of Killbuck; brothers, Denver Snow of Belleville and Terry Snow of Glenmont; and a sister-in-law, Rose Mack and brother-in-law, Orrville of Kahoka, Mo.

There were no services as Clara donated her body to Cleveland Clinic so that they may further their research for a cure for cancer.

A "Going Home Celebration" was held at Killbuck Church of Christ to celebrate Clara's life with family and friends on Nov. 17. Services were conducted by pastor Johnny Damron from Killbuck First Church of Christ.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield 44406.

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