Saturday, January 14, 2023

Obituary - Byron Eugene Tillery

Byron Eugene Tillery, age 67, resident of Pittsburg, KS, died Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Pittsburg Health and Rehab. He was born May 21, 1955, in Nevada, MO, the son of Ivan and Velma Hoover Tillery. 

He graduated from Nevada High School. He married Margaret Ann McHenry on May 22, 1976. She preceded him in death on September 22, 2008. 

Bryon worked for Ennis Inc. in Fort Scott, KS, for over 23 years. He enjoyed woodworking, working on cars, and was an avid KC Chiefs fan. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Kerri Jo Lawrence (Gary), Fort Scott, KS, and Sarah Tillery, Joplin, MO; 2 brothers, Martin Tillery (Kathy), Vesper, WI, and John Morris (Arlene), Tuttle, OK; 2 sisters, Barbara Bobbett (Don), Ozark, MO, and Elaine David, House Springs, MO; 5 grandchildren, Zachary Cassett, Ryan Cassett, Lucas Cassett, Sven Ash, and Madison Braun; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Carmen Pettibon, and Laura Garrison; 2 brothers, Ralph Tillery, and infant Gary Lee Tillery; and is parents.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, January 20th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 Friday prior to the service. 

Memorials are suggested to the Byron Tillery Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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