The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


August 15, 2013

Katherine Byers

GREENVILLE — Katherine Ann Byers, 70, of Merit passed away Aug. 8, 2013, at Medical City Hospital of Dallas. A memorial service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the St. William’s Catholic Church under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Father Paul Weinberger and Deacon Lee Davis will be officiating. 

Visitation will be Thursday at 6 p.m. with a rosary to follow at 7 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.

Katherine was born Jan. 18, 1943, in Dallas to Joseph B. Scotch Sr. and Maggie Teresa Digiglio. She married Franklin R. Byers on Sept. 3, 1970, in Grand Prairie.

She worked for Reliance Insurance Company in Dallas until 1989, moving to Merit in 1993. She worked for several years in the child nutrition department for Greenville I.S.D. until retiring in 2007. Katherine was a devoted member of St. William’s Catholic Church.

Katherine is survived by a son, Richard Wayne Byers of Wynnewood, Okla.; daughters Michelle Byers of Celeste and Teresa Espinoza and husband Tony of Merit; grandchildren Victoria Byers of Celeste and Mia Espinoza of Merit; and brothers and sisters-in-law Angelo and Martha Scotch of Denison, J.B. Scotch Jr. of Streetman, and Jerry and Patti Scotch of Rowlett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; newborn twin sister Theresa Dolores Scotch; her loving husband of 29 years; brothers Charles Vincent Scotch and Ernest Scotch, and sisters Mary Laberta Scotch, Rose Marie Blackburn, and Dee Kenyon.

Online condolences may be made at

Text Only
  • Gerald Garfield

    Gerald Lee “Jerry” Garfield, 72, of Mesquite died July 27, 2014, at his residence.

    July 30, 2014

  • Evelyn Wilkinson

    Evelyn Ruth Wilkinson of Rockwall passed from this life to her eternal home in heaven on July 29, 2014, in Dallas.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jules Dufresne Sr.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jaunda Gauntt

    Jaunda Gauntt Hensley, 82, of Lewisville passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.

    July 28, 2014

  • Stanley Lynn

    Stanley Lawson Lynn, 57, of Greenville passed away July 27, 2014, at his home in Greenville.

    July 28, 2014

  • Jo Pierson

    Funeral services for Jo Willa Bradley Pierson, 100-year-old Celeste resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the First Baptist Church of Celeste.

    July 28, 2014

  • John Randolph

    John C. Randolph, 82, of Greenville, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at his residence.

    July 26, 2014

  • Reginald Martin

    Reginald Zan Martin “Reggie,” 81, did it his way. He passed away July 22, 2014, with the help of God, after a stroke suffered on July 6.

    July 25, 2014

  • Michael Matthews

    Michael Ray Matthews was born June 21, 1945, at Los Angeles, Calif., to Cecil Hugh Matthews and Mary Evelyn Sherrell.

    July 24, 2014

  • Reginald Martin

    Reginald Zan Martin “Reggie,” 81, did it his way. He passed away July 22, 2014, with the help of God, after a stroke suffered on July 6.

    July 24, 2014

Featured Ads

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Must Read

See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide