God granted another angel her wings. She passed away at home surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 4:30 in the morning.
Kathy was born in Peru, NE on August 16, 1937, she grew up in Peru, NE and Superior, NE she graduated May 1955. She met her husband, Gene Byfield. Were married on April 24, 1955. They had six children
Throughout Kath’s life she had different jobs, but her favorite were Good Samaritan Society and Longs Creek in Auburn, NE. She really enjoyed taking care of all the clients that lived there. She was so giving, gentle, and loved taking care of other people. Kathy especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Her hobbies were planting flowers and sewing different projects.
Kathy taught us values and how to be responsible adults. During a crisis, Kathy our beloved mother was the glue that held our family together so that they can tide over the difficulty were facing. If it weren't for Kathy’s bravery, our family would probably fall apart at the first sign of struggle. She had a kind soul and never had a negative word to say about anyone. She taught us to be kind, loving, forgiving, to work hard for what you want out of life, and to always live for the future.
She was survived by Larry (Cindy) Byfield of Auburn, Beverly (Linn) DeBuhr, Cathy Kronyak of Carlstadt, NJ Patty (Dan) Johanningmeier of Columbia MO, Richard (Toni) Byfield of Auburn, Janet (Mike) Andrew of Auburn; She had 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Gene, her parents Joe and Margarite Standley, Gene’s parents Harold and Anna Byfield, son-in-law Gary LaVigne and two grandchildren Baby Gene Byfield and Vanessa Lefler.
A graveside memorial service will be Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Sheridan West Cemetery in Auburn, NE. There will be a luncheon after the memorial service for a Celebration of Life; it will be held at the 4-h Building in Auburn.
Memorials are suggested in lieu of flower to Auburn Rescue Squad or Nemaha County Giving Hope Cancer Fund and may be sent to Janet Andrew at 1516 L Street, Auburn NE 68305.