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Loretta Louise BYARD

Female 1939 - 2016  (76 years)


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  • Name Loretta Louise BYARD  [1
    Alt. Birth 21 Nov 1929  [2
    Census 1930  Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 21 Nov 1939  Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Find a Grave 170607481 
    Reference Number US6049 
    Residence 1971  Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 14 Nov 2015  Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Sep 2016  Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 26 Sep 2016  Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I14539  Byard Families
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 

    Father George Bernard BYARD, Sr,   b. 18 Mar 1902, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1959, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Eunice Loretta CREMIN,   b. 31 May 1903, Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1971, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1925  [5
    Family ID F2195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Raymond Louis HAMILTON,   b. 2 Feb 1929, Horton, Brown, Kanas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 2005, Overland Park, Johnson, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1954  St Peters Cathedral, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F5302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Nov 1939 - Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Jul 1954 - St Peters Cathedral, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1971 - Kansas City, Clay, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Nov 2015 - Tonganoxie, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 2016 - Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Sep 2016 - Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

    • Mike Hamilton
      14 November at 14:19 · Edited
      Mom turns 86 in a week (11/21) A few people have asked for her address
      so they can send her a birthday card, so I thought I would post it on here. She loves receiving mail and to have us read it to her. If anyone would like to take the time to send her a card, she would love it.
      Tonganoxie Nursing Center
      Loretta Hamilton
      1010 East Street
      Tonganoxie, KS 66086
    • Birth: Nov. 21, 1929
      Tulsa
      Tulsa County
      Oklahoma, USA
      Death: Sep. 26, 2016
      Kansas City
      Wyandotte County
      Kansas, USA

      Loretta L. (Byard) Hamilton, 86, died at Providence Medical Center, September 26, 2016. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 94th and State, KCK where friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. The rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Burial Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 38th and State, KCK.

      Loretta was born Nov. 21, 1929, in Tulsa, Okla., to George and Eunice Byard. Loretta moved from OK to KS in 1941 and attended St. Peter's Grade School and Bishop Ward High School (class of 1947). She married Raymond L. Hamilton on July 31, 1954, at St. Peter's Cathedral, and celebrated 50 years together until the time of his death on Jan. 25, 2005.

      Loretta worked at Farmers Insurance but left to be home with her kids, began working at Welborn Grade School as a cafeteria cook when all the kids were in grade school and retired from there in 1990 after 16 years. Next to family and friends, sports was her other love. She played volleyball, softball and basketball into the 1940s and 1950s and continued to play volleyball into 1990s. She was considered by many as a pioneer for women's sports. She bowled in many bowling leagues up until 2000, and was a member of the WYJON bowling Executive Board. She was an avid KC Royals, KC Chiefs and KU Jayhawks fan and thankfully was able to enjoy the Royals World Series Championship in 2015. She donated her time to volunteering jobs, such as den mother and coaching. She was a den mother for six years. She began coaching girls' sports in the 50's and later on coached eight years of volleyball and four years of basketball at CTK, coached 10 years of softball at WYCO and was an Assistant softball coach at KCKCC for two years.

      She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray, son, Kenny, mother and father, Eunice and George Byard, brothers, Barney and Bill Byard, and numerous sister and brothers-in-law. Loretta is survived by son, Mike, daughters and sons-in- laws, Debbie and Mikel Jones, Jackie and John Batliner, and the loves of her life, her favorite granddaughter, Brooke Batliner, and grandsons, John and Colin Batliner, and Kurt and Trent Jones. She also leaves here on earth her brother and sister-in- law, Dick and Kay Byard, sisters- in-law, Mary Dean Byard, Rosemary Byard, Viola Cox, Jeanie Nail, Sue and Arvil Stinnett, Donna and Bill Brookshire, Lucy and Jim Brookshire, Nancy and Ken Schleiger, Theresa Hamilton, brother-in-laws, Larry and Linda Hamilton, Mike and Susan Hamilton and numerous nieces and nephews.

      We would like to thank the staff at the Tonganoxie Nursing Center who took wonderful care of her over the last 18 months. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th Street, Kansas City, KS 66112, or Bishop Ward High School, 708 N 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102. Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arr.: Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS (913) 621-6400.

      Published in Kansas City Star on Sept. 28, 2016
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      Family links:
      Parents:
      George Bernard Byard (1902 - 1959)
      Eunice L. Cremin Byard (1903 - 1971)

      Spouse:
      Raymond Louis Hamilton (1929 - 2005)

      Children:
      Kenny A. Hamilton (1962 - 1985)*

      Siblings:
      George Bernard Byard (1926 - 2016)*
      Loretta Louise Byard Hamilton (1929 - 2016)
      William A Byard (1938 - 2013)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Mount Calvary Cemetery
      Kansas City
      Wyandotte County
      Kansas, USA

      Created by: KsCityKim
      Record added: Sep 26, 2016
      Find A Grave Memorial# 170607481

  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Census, Ancestry 1930 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S226] Facebook.

    3. [S228] Find a Grave (Reliability: 2), 7 Mar 2017.

    4. [S228] Find a Grave.

    5. [S124] Ancestry, Public Member Trees (Reliability: 0).