Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
Willard Leroy Byrns, 81, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, died at 4:45 a.m. April 22, 2007, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys.
He was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Parker City, Ind., to Odus and May Byrns. On Sept. 15, 1975, he married Joselyn Lee Caron, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Chris, New Castle, Ind.; a daughter, Diana S. (Bruce A.) Jones, St. Marys; and four grandchildren.
Deceased are a stepdaughter, Caron Townsend; a brother, James; and a sister, Frances Miller.
He was a glazer at Delaware Glass and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, having received a Purple Heart. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Tony Cutcher officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Union City Cemetery, Union City, with military rites.
Calling is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.