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December 17, 2012

Gayle Juanita Byerley Deputy

95; of Crandall

Funeral services for Gayle Juanita Byerley Deputy, 95, of Crandall, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Swarens Funeral Home, Ramsey, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Crandall. She died passing on to her Heavenly Father

on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.

She was born May 30, 1917, to the late Marion and Anna Crone Byerley. She was employed by the Levy Department Store in Louisville, and a retired Government Inspector for ICI America in Charlestown. She was a member of the Crandall Methodist Church and the Old Capital 467 Order of Eastern Star where she received recognition for 50 Year membership several years ago. Like most people who experienced the lifestyle of the Great Depression, she learned early that one of life’s greatest pleasures is helping others to cope, learn, and achieve. Without any official title or position, she taught many to swim in Big Indian Creek and many from all ages to drive an automobile before driver’s education. A personal achievement she always treasured was her leadership in the championship for the New Salisbury High School girls’ basketball team in 1936 and later presented the “Rolling Pin Trophy” together with other memorabilia to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle, for their permanent record. She always enjoyed a great love for travel and was ready to go anywhere that excluded air travel.  She traveled with family, friends, and Toby Tours. Her favorite music was country and she traveled to Branson, Mo., and concerts at every opportunity always wanting to hear Wabash Cannon Ball and The Great Speckled Bird by country music legend, Roy Acoff. She was the perfect mother and grandmother and the wonderful memories she leaves with family and friends shall be cherished forever.

Surviving are daughter, Suzann Slayton and her husband, Del, of Clarksville;

granddaughter, Stacy A. Bush, of South Riding, Va.; sister, Thelma Taylor, of Crandall; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert L. Deputy, brothers, Ernest, Dallas, Donald, Stanley and Brenton Byerley and sister, Alma Bruder. 

Her family expresses gratitude to Donna and Gary Weston and the Applegate-Weston Home for the exceptional personal care they provided.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials gifts may be sent to Animal Shelter of Harrison County, 3132 Hope Lane NW, Corydon, IN 47112.


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