She was born on April 13, 1950, in Goshen to Glenn and Harriett (Baker) Biller.
She was a lifetime Syracuse area resident and attended Syracuse High School. She was married on Sept. 5, 1970, in Syracuse to Jerry L. Byrd, who survives. She was formerly employed at Wawasee Community School Corporation as a cook at Syracuse Elementary for 8 years and many years ago at RR Donnelley in Warsaw.
She was very involved with her grandchildren at the Elkhart County 4H Fair.
She is survived by her husband: Jerry Byrd, Syracuse; a daughter: Gina (Kevin) Grindle, Syracuse; a son: Wesley Byrd, Warsaw; four grandchildren; and a sister: Lynn Thornburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son: Jerry L. Byrd II.
There will be no public visitation or services. Private family burial will take place in the Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorial bequest may be made to the donor’s choice.
Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse, is handling the arrangements.