Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — MANTON — Beryl Ione Wyatt, of Manton, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at her home following her short battle with ovarian cancer. Her family was by her side. She was 77 years old. Beryl was born on Oct. 22, 1935, to Russell and Lizzie Mitchel, of Clay City, Ill.
Beryl was a selfless, loving Christian woman. She was a quiet person, strong in her faith and confident in where she would be after death. She has left a beautiful legacy her family will cherish and hope to follow. She always looked out for others, putting herself last. Her family was the joy in her life as she was in theirs.
In her early years she worked as a waitress and in several factory jobs. Later she worked as a nurse’s aid and then retired from Kalkaska Memorial Hospital in 2007.
On Feb. 26, 1954, she married William O. Wyatt in Clay City, Ill. He survives her, along with their three children, William Stephen Wyatt, of Fife Lake, Paula (Harold) Kibbe, of Manton, and Tom (Brenda) Wyatt, of Fife Lake; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Nova (Bob) Boxell, of Highland, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Eva (Leroy) Klingler, of Olney, Ill., and Minerva Mitchel, of Ingraham, Ill.; brother-in-law, Noel (Kathryn) Wyatt, of Clay City, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two siblings; brother, Bill Mitchel and sister, Doris Smith; along with many in-laws.
She loved the game of golf, playing daily most summers and participating in two leagues. She loved to walk and did so with special friends from her church.
Being the giving person she was, Beryl donated her body for scientific research. Friends may visit with family from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Manton United Methodist Church. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. with a light luncheon celebration to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Manton United Methodist Church.