Shelbyville Daily Union

December 18, 2013

Barbara Lois Bunyard Gryder

Bowers Funeral Home, Decatur, TN

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Barbara Lois Bunyard Gryder

Ten Mile, TN, formerly of Tower Hill

Barbara Lois Bunyard Gryder, 78, formerly of Tower Hill, died December 14, 2013, in Tennessee after a quick battle with cancer.

She was born October 27, 1935, the only child of Hazel Hish Bunyard and Timothy “Shorty” Bunyard of Tower Hill, Illinois. Barbara served her community in Miami, Florida and Anchorage, Alaska as a legal secretary. She served her family as a patiently loving wife to Robert for 39 years of adventure and stories. She is survived by her cousin Lisa Breedlove of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Brother-in-law Joseph E. Gryder, his wife Elizabeth Chilton Gryder of Dayton, Tennessee; niece Lorilei and Chris Dreibelbis of Front Royal, Virginia; nephew Joseph and Melissa Gryder of Arnold, Maryland; step-niece Traci and Brett Wood of Montecello, Florida and great nieces and nephews: J.T and Belle Dreibelbis, Helena and Eli Gryder, Sierra and Dallas Wood. 

Remembrance Service will be held at the home of Robert and Barbara Gryder in Ten Mile, TN on Sunday Dec. 29 at 1 pm with interment of ashes at Buttram Cemetery in Dayton, TN following the service. To honor Barbara’s life, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project in her name. Donations may be made online at or mailed to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

Go to and sign the guest book and offer your condolences. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home. Inc., Decatur Chapel of Decatur, TN.

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