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Donna Stout Byars – April 29, 2014

Byars Obit PicDonna Stout Byars, 82, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at St. Stephen United Methodist Church with Dr. Stan Cosby, senior pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in   Memory   Gardens Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Donna was born May 22, 1931, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Floyd and Irene Stout.  She married Lyle E. Byars on Sept. 1, 1956.  They were married 57 years.

Donna was a loving wife, mother, and faithful friend. She was head of student records at Amarillo Independent School District until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle E. Byars; a sister, Fern Clark; and two brothers, Arley and Leston Stout.

Survivors include a son, Scott E. Byars of Lubbock; a daughter, Michele R. Byars of Amarillo; a brother, Otis Stout of Santa Barbara, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be made to St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S Western St, Amarillo, TX 79109.


  • Blake Autry Posted May 2, 2014 8:16 am

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My God grant you peace and comfort during this time of grief.

  • Jimmy Clark Posted May 2, 2014 12:11 pm

    Donna was a beautiful, loving woman. She lived a wonderful life and raised two great children. She won’t be forgotten.

  • Margaret Detten Posted May 2, 2014 1:15 pm

    Michele and Scott,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was such a sweet person and a friend to all who worked with her.
    Thoughts and prayers are with both of you..

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