Esther S. Byrd

Friday, November 3, 2006

July 8, 1906-Nov. 2, 2006

Esther S. Byrd, 100, West Lafayette, formerly of Roachdale, died Thursday at George Davis Manor, West Lafayette.

Born near Carpentersville, she was the daughter of Frank and Leonore (Hutchins) Sillery.

She was a graduate of Carpentersville School, Roachdale High School and Indiana University with a degree in home economics.

She taught school for 20 years and was an avid bridge player, belonging to several clubs. She was a former member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority and the Presbyterian Women's Circle, and Roachdale Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include son William Byrd and wife Karen, Oxford; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Alton Byrd.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Roachdale Cemetery, with Rev. George P. Weister officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Roachdale Presbyterian Church, Roachdale Library, or charity of donor's choice.

Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale, is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to serviesmorgan