September 20, 1924 – November 29, 2012
May Eloise Byte, age 88, of Centerville, Iowa, died Thursday, November 29, 2012 at the Centerville Nursing & Rehab Center in Centerville. She was born the daughter of Frank Marion and Katherine (Clemens) Peel on September 20, 1924 in Centerville, Iowa. She received her education in the Centerville Community Schools.
On August 2, 1940, Eloise was united in marriage to Joseph Byte in Unionville, Missouri. She enjoyed being a mother and making her house a home for her family. She was baptized at a young age at the First Baptist Church in Centerville.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Joe Byte; and two brothers, Leonard and Glenn Peel.
Eloise is survived by: her son, Robert Byte and his wife, Eileen of Centerville, Iowa; daughters, Connie Cornett and her husband, Patrick of Centerville, Iowa and Debbie Kury and her husband, Tony of Centerville, Iowa; grandchildren, Missy Cornett-Gilman, Tracy Byte, Bobby Joe Byte, Jr., Haley Bishop and her husband, Tom and Megan Wulff; ten great grandchildren; brothers, Wayne and Laverne Peel of Centerville, Iowa; a sister, Bernice Peel of Centerville, Iowa; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a very special friend, Leon Van Dike of Centerville, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, Iowa with Rev. Dennis Gilbert officiating. Burial will follow at the Dale Cemetery north of Centerville. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2012 with the family present from 4 pm until 6 pm at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to either the M&M’s at First United Methodist Church or to Appanoose Community Care Service and can be left or mailed to the funeral home. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa is caring for the Byte family at this time and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.comInformation provided by: Schmidt Family Funeral Home 501 North 18th Street Centerville, Iowa 52544 641.856.8661 www.schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com