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Mark Jeffrey Birely, 50, West Liberty
Obituaries · May 18, 2017



Mark Jeffrey Birely, 50, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at his home in West Liberty.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Christian Fellowship Church in West Liberty. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. A memorial fund has been established.

Mark was born Sept. 7, 1966, in Iowa City, the son of Marvin and Karen (Mavis) Birely. He was a graduate of Clear Creek High School at Tiffin in the class of 1984 and was united in marriage to Barbara Ann O’Leary.

Mark owned and operated Autow and was a semi driver. He enjoyed fishing, towing and working on vehicles.

He is survived by his wife Barb; two sons: Dylan Beranek of Swisher, Iowa, and Austin Birely of Tiffin; mother and stepfather: Karen and Roger Reginnitter of Tiffin; siblings: Marvin Birely of West Liberty, Martin (Chaleigh) Birely of Mediapolis, Iowa, Clint Smith of Tiffin, Laura Birely of Tiffin, twin sister Rhonda Birely of North Liberty, Carrie (Justin) Birely Collins of Parnell, Iowa, and Amy (Doug) Eckrich of Oxford; three half-brothers: Warren Birely, George Birely and Dale Birely; three half-sisters: Marvetta Jones, Gail Burkett and Terri Kerr; stepson Steve Stanfield of Iowa City/Carlsbad, N.M.; step-grandson Jordan Stanfield; many brothers- and sisters-in-law; five stepsisters and two stepbrothers.

He was preceded in death by father Marvin; stepfather Harry Smith; and grandparents: Ray and Ruby Mavis, Iva Birely, Lewis and Marie Smith and uncle Jim Mavis.

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