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Tracy Lynn Byars


Tracy Lynn (Karrick) Byars, 59 of Gillespie, passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, 2022, at her residence.

Tracy was born Oct. 19, 1963, in Litchfield, a daughter of Daniel D. and JoAnn (Farrant) Karrick.

She married William Lee Byars Nov. 4, 1999 at the Macoupin County Court House in Carlinville.

Tracy enjoyed being a homemaker, flower gardening, collecting fairies and frogs.

Tracy is survived by her husband, Bill of Gillespie; brother, Kevin Karrick of Gillespie; sister, Tammy Karrick-Martintoni (Harry Scholtz significant other) of Staunton; sister, Lori Karrick of Gillespie; brother, Nathan Karrick of Carlinville; several nieces and nephews.

Tracy was preceded in death by her parents and son, Joshua D. Karrick in 1993 and brother Daniel.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, 1 to 3 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, where funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. with Rev. Gary Farthing officiating.

Burial will follow in Moore Cemetery, Carlinville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Medical Center.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.