Dorothy Louise (Parker) Byerly, 90, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin. She was a long time resident of Franklin. She was born on August 5, 1922 in Princeton, IN to Joseph and Estella (Mason) Parker. She married Richard Edward Byerly on October 28, 1944. He preceded her in passing in 2003. Survivors include her daughter Marie Michelle (Byerly) Stroud and her husband Shawn of Greenwood, IN. Dorothy was preceded in passing by her parents and siblings Dora Drysdale, George Parker, Paul Parker, Alton Parker, Helen Kelly, and Audie Mae Parker. She was a graduate of Princeton High School class of 1940. Dorothy was a cashier for Capital Finance Company in Princeton and later transferred to Columbus. She then became a secretary for Culligan Water Conditioning in Franklin until her retirement in 2008. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority as a young married woman. Dorothy enjoyed reading, especially poetry. Pastor Jenothy Rather will conduct a service on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00am at Flinn & Maguire F.H. in Franklin. Friends may call on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 4-8pm also at the funeral home. A Committal will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Patoka, IN at 3:00pm. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Franklin United Methodist Community 1070 W. Jefferson St. Franklin, IN 46131 or to the Grace United Methodist Church 1300 E. Adams Dr. Franklin, IN 46131.