Myrtle Mae Byrant, age 74 years, 11 months and 15 days, passed from this life on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at her home in Strunk, Kentucky.
Born in McCreary County, Kentucky, on August 8, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Gerome and Nellie (Bryant) Sumner. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two children: Debbie and Tony Tucker, a grandchild Kiley and a great grandchild Brittany Chitwood, Three sisters: Minnie New, Mary Murphy,and Reba Sumner, one brother Donnie Sumner.
Surviving family include her children: Melissa Chitwood of Strunk, Kentucky and Terry Tucker (and wife Kathy) of Elkeno, Oklahoma, two sisters: Peggy Sumner of Pine Knot and Loraine Reason of North Carolina, five brothers: Troy Sumner of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Roger Sumner of Verona, Kentucky, Bill Sumner of Whitley City, Earl Sumner of Whitley City and Lonnie Sumner of Whitley City. Grandchildren are Robert John Tucker, Russell Chitwood, Ayla Tucker, and Todd Chitwood. Great grandchildren are Gabriel, Braylen, Maleigha, Kammie, Gary Wayne and Abbey.
Myrtle had been a cook at the Whitley City Motel and at the DuPont Lodge at Cumberland Falls. She enjoyed cooking for her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Funeral services: Monday, July 27, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.
Visitation: Monday from 12 noon until time for services
Burial: Taylor Ridge Cemetery, Whitley City, Kentucky