March 4, 1925 - November 11, 2023
Friday, November 17th from 10-11 a.m. at Moreland Funeral Home
Friday, November 17th 11 a.m. at Moreland Funeal Home
Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Gladys Byers, 98, of Westerville, OH, passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 11, 2023.
Gladys was born on March 4, 1925 to Herbert and Treva Horne in Pittsburgh, PA. After Gladys graduated from Columbus North High School in 1942, she attended Ohio State University majoring in English. She paused her undergraduate studies to work in a factory producing lenses to aid in World War II.
As an avid skater, Gladys met her husband Charles Chuck Byers at the roller skating rink he worked at in 1943. Impressed by her skating skills, the two grew close and went on to marry in 1944 and have two children, William Billy Byers and Karen (Byers) Steele.
Gladys life-long passion was music. She served as a viola player for the Columbus Philharmonic Symphony, and later went on to volunteer and play her music at various senior centers in the greater Columbus area. As her churches organist and pianist, Gladys was always able to light up a room both inside and outside of the church with her piano.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Treva; husband Charles; son Billy; and sister Janice Butts. She is survived by her daughter Karen Steele of Columbus; granddaughter Glennda (Brian) Daniels of Centerburg; grandson Darren (Jacqueline) Steele of Johnstown; great-grandchildren: Austin (Makenna) Daniels, Lindsey Daniels, Savannah Steele, Allison Steele, Owen Daniels, and Della Daniels; loving friends Jerry Happ and Colette Alewine.
Her family would like to thank all of her great friends at Westerville Senior Center and Danbury Parkside.
Services will be held at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 10-11 a.m., Pastor Tim Crisafulli, officiating. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Capital
City Hospice at capitalcityhospice.com.