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-Keith Albert Byerly-

Keith Albert Byerly, age 54, of Ainsworth, Iowa, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in rural Ainsworth following a sudden illness.
Celebration of life services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Victory Christian Center in Columbus Junction, Iowa with Pastor Michael McAfee officiating.  Visitation began at noon on Friday at the Jones and Eden Funeral Home in Washington where the family received friends from 5:00 until 8:00 Friday evening.  Interment took place at the Oregon Township Cemetery in Ainsworth, Iowa.  Memorials have been established for his son Mitchell’s Education Fund.  Online condolences may be sent for Keith’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

Keith was born May 18, 1958 in Washington, Iowa the son of Dale Albert and Ramona Merle (Mehaffy) Byerly.  He graduated from Highland High School in 1977.  Keith was united in marriage to Cheryl Elliott on August 29, 1992 in Washington, Iowa.
Keith was a life resident of the Ainsworth Community.  He owned and operated Keith’s Parts and Service and also farmed.  He previously worked for Winfield Agri Builders for seven years.  He attended Victory Christian Center in Columbus Junction, Iowa and enjoyed hunting and the time he spent farming.  Keith was a family man and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Byerly of Ainsworth, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer White and husband, Tyrone of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; daughter, Stephanie Ashcraft and husband, Lawrence of Springfield, Missouri; son, Mitchell Byerly of Ainsworth, Iowa; five grandchildren; mother, Ramona Byerly of Ainsworth, Iowa; sister, Karen Crossett and husband, Robert of Washington, Iowa; brother, Alan Byerly and wife, Sue of Washington, Iowa; sister, Marsha Thompson and husband, Brad of Yarmouth, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Betty Prevo of Knoxville, Iowa; brother-in-law, Jim Elliott and fiancé Heidi of Knoxville, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Vandra Elliott of Bismarck, North Dakota.

Keith was preceded in death by his father, Dale Byerly in 2010; granddaughter, Tatum Ashcraft; grandparents, father-in-law, Charles Elliott, brother-in-law, Rev. Darrell Elliott and step father-in-law, Cyrus Prevo.

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