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Shirley Jane Bytnar, 84, of Ravenna, died Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Vista East Hospital in Waukegan, IL.

She was born September 9, 1933 in Tyrone, PA to Ralph and Harriet (Drake) Detwiler. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kent and enjoyed crocheting and sewing.

She is survived by her husband, Anthony Bytnar, whom she married on April 12, 1958; son-in-law, Joseph Profio; son, Stephen (Nancy) Bytnar; daughters, Shirley (Christopher) Corns, Jeannette (Alfred) May and Tina (Randy) Takala; seventeen grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brothers, Warren (Pollyann) Detwiler, Robert (Darlene) Detwiler, Ronald Detwiler and Raymond (Rita) Detwiler; and sister, Maryann Doran. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janice Profio; son, Anthony Bytnar Jr.; and five brothers and sisters.

Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 PM Monday, October 23rd at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral mass will be held 10 AM Tuesday, October 24th at St. Patrick Church. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church Memorial Fund, 313 N. DePeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240.