Martha Byler, 63, Fredericksburg

Martha J. Byler, 63, of 243 Creamery Road died Friday evening, Dec. 14, 2012, at her home following a battle with cancer.

Martha was born May 24, 1949, in Maysville, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Miller) Byler. She married Joe D. Byler on Feb. 29, 1968, and he survives.

She had worked at Greenfield Assistant Living, retiring in July of this year. She had made her home in Fredericksburg for the past eight years, previously residing in Holmesville and was a member of the Morning Star Believers.

Surviving are her husband Joe; two sons, Willis (Mandy) Byler of Millersburg and Reuben (Lorna) Byler of Mount Enterprise, Texas; six daughters, Sylvia (Daniel) Miller of Holmesville, Miriam (Matthew) Gingerich of Holmesville, Esther Byler of the home, Marie (Ivan) Mast of Trail, Viola (Brandon) Leatherman of Fredericksburg and Joanna Byler of the home; 18 grandchildren, Heidi, Colton, Henry, Viola, Willis, Rhonda, Rosanna, Todd, Ina, Sarah, James, Joshua, Amy, Martin, Makenzie, Suzy, Logan and Lucas; her mother, Mary Shetler of Fredericksburg; brothers and sisters, Miriam (Fred) Scholl of Oregon, Amanda (Eli) Hostetler, Reuben Shetler and Susie Shelter all of Fredericksburg, Harvey (Oma Sue) Shelter of Michigan, Jacob (Loretta) Shetler and Barbara (Ervin) Petersheim both of Adamsville, William (Miriam) Shelter, Enos Shelter of Fredericksburg, Mary (Joseph) Yoder and Nancy (Noah) Yoder both of Pennsylvania, Jemima Shetler, Katie Shetler and John Shetler all of Fredericksburg and step-brother Mose (Mary) Shelter of Fredericksburg.

She was preceded in death by her father; step-father, Enos Shetler; twin brother, Mahlon Byler; brother, Daniel Shetler, and step-sister, Fannie Wengerd.

Services were Monday, Dec. 17 at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg with Pastor Tom Michaels officiating. Burial was in Byler Cemetery near Holmesville. 

Arrangements were handled by Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. 

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