Eileen (Smith) Byland

SALEM- Eileen (Smith) Byland, 84, died at 2:09 p.m. Friday Aug. 29, 2014 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 29, 1929 in London, England, daughter of the late William and May (Hughes) Smith.

Eileen was a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church. She was a seamstress for many years. Eileen adored every one of her grandchildren who in turn adored her.

Her husband of 56 years, Louis Elliott Byland, whom she married July 5, 1957, preceded her in death on July 16, 2013.

Survivors include two sons, Elliott Byland of Cloverdale, Calif., and Mark Byland of Salem; two daughters, Davina (Jim) Miller of Salem and Gillian (Andrew) Gonci of Salem; and seven grandchildren, Sean Brown, Jordyn Brown, Ryan Miller, Taylor, Jakeb and Madison Gonci and Kade Byland; a great-granddaughter, Marley; several nieces and nephews in the United States and England; and several great nieces and nephews in England. Also, special mention to her dearest friend for many years, Betty Hotchkiss.

A funeral mass will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Saint Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating. Calling hours will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

Eileen was an avid supporter of animal charities and memorial contributions may be made to Alchemy Acres Animal Shelter, 1859 Depot Road, Salem, OH 44460 or Our Lady’s Purse, St. Paul Catholic Church, 935 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

Mrs. Byland’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online to www.starkmemorial.com.


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Eileen (Smith) Byland

SALEM – Eileen (Smith) Byland, 84, died at 2:09 p.m. Friday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home.