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Betty J Byelene

May 29, 1927 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 93)


Betty J Byelene,

Age 93, of Canton, Ohio passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 after a short illness.  She was born in Canton, Ohio on May 29, 1927 to William and Mildred Wireman. Betty was a 1945 graduate of Canton South High School where she was head majorette in the marching band. She married Richard J Oster when he returned from service in World War II.  She was widowed in 1954 with 4 young children and worked many jobs to provide for her family and put herself through college. She had a distinguished career as an educator for 30 years in Canton Local Schools. Betty retired in 1987 along with her second husband, John Byelene, of Massillon, Ohio. She is survived by 4 Children, Barbara (Steve) Schader, William Oster, Robert (Valerie) Oster, and Richard Oster, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Other than spoiling her grandchildren, Betty's favorite activities after retirement included wintering in Eufaula, Alabama, playing golf, and playing cards with close friends and family. She was active in a women’s golf league up until her 89th birthday. One of the family’s favorite memories of Betty is seeing her, at age 87, ride a 6' tall Texas Longhorn steer around a corral in Luckenbach, Texas. Such was the spirit of Betty. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Condolences and fond memories may be shared online at




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