Ruth C. Byrd

June 3, 2023

Ruth C. Byrd, 81, of Frankfort died June 3, 2023 at her and her daughter’s home.  She was born January 7, 1942 in Burnside, KY to George & Bessie (Burris) Barnes.  She married James F. Byrd on November 28, 1958 in Frankfort, Ind. and he preceded her in death on September 11, 2015.

Ruth worked in housekeeping at the Mulberry Lutheran Home for 25 years.  She was a member of the Frankfort Bible Holiness Church and was very involved with her church.  Ruth enjoyed visiting the convalescent residents at nursing homes, reading her bible, was always spreading the Gospel and loved spending time with her grandchildren.  The Byrd family would like to thank Guardian Angel Hospice and Laci Howe for the special care given to their loved one.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-12 Noon on Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 12 Noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort Bible Holiness Church, 1947 W. Barner St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Daughter: Tammy (Chris) Kinsler of Frankfort, Sons: James Robert “Bob” (Ann Snook) Byrd of Monticello, Billy Ray (Maribel) Byrd of Frankfort, Tony A. (Grace Ann) Byrd of Frankfort, Sister: Janet “Lois” Baber of Kirklin, Brother: John Riley Barnes of Frankfort, 11 Grandchildren, many Great-Grandchildren and 2 Great Great-Grandchildren. She is also survived by her dog, Lola, known as her little gray nurse.

Preceded by:

her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Paul Lewis Barnes, George Ray Barnes and Robert Lyle Barnes


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Ruth C. Byrd”

  1. Joyce Phillips June 4, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    I am so sorry to see the passing of Ruth, but I know she is with our Lord and Savior now. Rest dear lady. I worked with Ruth at the Mulberry Lutheran home in 1986 -1987.She was so precious. Just a wonderful friend. I never forgot her. May God give the family perfect peace in knowing she is in Heaven. Joyce

  2. Paul Barnes and Family June 4, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    We want to extend our condolences to every member of the Byrd Family. Also to Ruth’s sister Lois Baber as well as her brother John Barnes. Ruth was loved by one and all. She loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor. Ruth was so very special to our family for so many reasons. She was always there for us no matter the situation. She genuinely loved us and cared for us and we all knew it without doubt. Ruth prayed for our family every day, we certainly didn’t deserve her, yet God graced our family with her. We love her deeply and will miss her so very much. Yet we do not despair, we aren’t saying goodbye, but we’ll meet you in the morning over there! We have so much to be thankful for, and to have Ruth, not only as our Aunt, but as a friend. Someone we could talk to and confide in was a enormous blessing that God Knew we needed. Thank you Lord for Aunt Ruth. We sure love You!

  3. Donnie and Debbie June 4, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    To Ruth’s Family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of Ruth. Our hearts are breaking along with yours. She was a special lady and very dear to so many. Whenever you entered a room and Ruth was present, you knew you’d be welcomed. We shared stories about our families and praised Jesus for being so good to us. We reminisced about the old days and laughed a lot. We know that she received a glorious welcoming into Heaven yesterday! She came face to face with her Savior, Husband, and loved ones. We will miss her deeply, but knowing we can see her again, makes it bearable. Prayers for strength in the days ahead.

  4. Rhonda Tyree June 5, 2023 at 12:10 am

    I’m so sorry for your Loss. Granny was an amazing Woman. She will be missed by many.

  5. Nancy Burris Lemen June 5, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    My deepest condolences, prayers for all!

  6. Reed and Betty Cooper June 5, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a sweet lady and we certainly loved her.

  7. Julie Knight June 8, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Ruth was such a beautiful lady. Everything about her just lit up a room and made everyone feel welcome. Sending up prayers of comfort for her family! I am so sorry!

  8. Ricky E Bybee June 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    Sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers for comfort and peace. Ricky

  9. Tom Rich June 19, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    So sorry to hear or Ruth’s passing, very godly woman, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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