Wantage Twp., NJ: Janet Byma(nee DeBoer), 92 years old, went to be with her Lord peacefully from her home on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Born to Benjamin and Anna DeBoer in Tirns, Friesland, Netherlands, she immigrated to the United States in 1948 settling in Augusta Twp., NJ before moving to Wantage Twp., NJ where she has lived for over 40 years.
Janet was a dedicated homemaker and farmed by her husband’s side most of her life. She was a member of the Sussex Christian Reformed Church, the Ora Et Labora, a volunteer at the Sussex Christian School and ran the Christian Farmers Association.
Janet is predeceased by a granddaughter, Devon Ann Byma, a brother, Arthur, 2 sisters, Betty and Wieka, a son in law, Ed Van Der Molen and is the beloved wife for 68 years of Henry Byma of Wantage Twp., NJ. Devoted mother of Rich and Rosina Byma of Wantage Twp., NJ, Ann and Jake Ellens of Ontario, Canada, Ben and Linda Byma of Ilion, NY, Audrey and Roy Little of Wantage Twp., NJ, Betsy Van Der Molen of Middletown, NY and Joan and George Nafis of Sparta, NJ. Cherished by 21 grandchildren and 49 great grandchildren.
The family will receive their friends at the Sussex Christian Reformed Church, 51 Unionville Avenue, Sussex, NJ on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Memorial service will be at the church on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be private. Funeral arrangements by Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ. Memorial gifts to the Sussex Christian School, 49 Unionville Avenue, Sussex, NJ 07461 or Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 would be appreciated.