Kathryn Byford age 74 of the Short Mountain Community, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her residence. She was born May 21, 1945 in Kentucky. Kathryn was a nurse at DeKalb Hospital and was affiliated with the Brethren In Christ Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John R. Byford and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by 2 children, George Lee (Lisa) Byford of Dowelltown and Deanna (Stacy) Guy of Sparta; 8 grandchildren, John Curtis Adams, Jarrett Adams, Jesse Adams, Johnathon Byford, Brandon Byford, Heather Wilson, Daniel Wilson, Jennia Wilson; 10 great-grandchildren, Gavin Adams, Shaylah Dowell, Autumn Byford, Jasmine Byford, Trent Byford, Riley Simms, Adikus Cox, Brayden Lawson, Kegan Ruthledge and Mykenzie Wilson; sister, Wanda Petersen of Texas; special nephew, David Gipson and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 11:AM Saturday, October 12, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Larry Steffee officiating and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 1:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.