Memorial services for JoAnna Byers, 87, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. She died on Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
JoAnna was born on April 9, 1925 in Red Cloud, NE, the daughter of William and Gertrude (Wolfe) Schenck.
She was the Executive Director of the American Red Cross – Douglas County Chapter in Lawrence for over 40 years.
Survivors include two sons, Timothy Byers, Ozawkie, KS, Bill Byers, and wife, Brenda, Gladstone, MO; five grandchildren, Timothy Byers, Tamantha Hockenbury, Benjamin Leuty, Patrick Laffon, Cathlyn Byers; five great grandchildren; and one brother William Schenck, Crown Point, IN.
The family will greet friends following the service on Wednesday at the Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the American Red Cross – Douglas County Chapter and may be sent in care of the mortuary.