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March 28, 2013

Leona Nell Byrne, 92; of Columbus

Funeral services for Leona Nell Byrne, 92, of Columbus, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Myers-Reed Chapel, 3729 25th St., Columbus with burial to follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. She died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at University Hospital, Louisville.

She was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Floyd County to Will and Lula Ulmer Appelhaus. She married Charles Byrne Jr. on April 13, 1941, in Georgetown.

Survivors include her daughters, Donna Dobbs and her husband Justin, of Edinburgh, Sandra Scholten and her husband Rudy, of Bristol, Ind., and Linda Condit and her husband Tom, of Jeffersonville; sons, Larry Byrne and his wife Judy, of Mooresville and Gerald Byrne, of Columbus; brother, Calvin Appelhaus and his wife Betty, of New Albany; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles on Nov. 21, 1985.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service today.

Memorials may go to East Columbus United Methodist Church.

Online condolences to the family at

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