Agnes “Yive” Byrd, 93, of Avon, passed away June 13, 2017, at 1:00 a.m.
Agnes was born October 12, 1923, the daughter of Cornelious and Minnie (Richardson) Estes. She married the love of her life Howard Edgar Byrd on October 17,1946. He survives.
A devoted wife of 70 years, Agnes or “Yive” as she was loving called her younger siblings will be missed greatly. As the older sibling Yive often took on the role as mother. She was a lady that always stayed busy with crocheting. Yive was gifted in this area and it was often said that you could just simply turn around and Yive would have crafted a beautiful blanket in no time at all. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear sister, Yive leaves a great legacy to her family.
Services for Agnes will be held at noon Saturday, June 17, 2017. Calling will be from 10:00 until time of service at the Flanner Buchanan Speedway located at 2950 N High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46224. Burial will follow at West Ridge Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Rock Christian Church located at 2020 N Girls School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214.
Survivors include Her husband, Howard; a son, Ronald Marcum Byrd, of St. Charles, Missouri; a daughter, Judy (Rick) Engle of San Jose, California; sisters, Gladys Maple, Joyce Samples, Eula Champion and Sue Bass; brothers, Douglas Estes and Charles Estes; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Louverta Estes and a brother, Joe Estes.
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From your days in Farley, Mr. He Byrd (the mailbox said H E Byrd so he came to be known as He Byrd) you both were so wonderful and I will always remember seeing you both at church and her beautiful beautiful smile. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Sarah Laskowski
Submitted by Sarah Laskowski on Jun 16 2017 07:27:54 PM
Agnes was a second mom to me. She and Howard have meant the world me and so many others. Heaven just got a lot brighter because Agnes is there. She will be truly missed..Susan Duncan Ottinger
Submitted by Susan Duncan Ottinger on Jun 15 2017 11:16:05 PM
Truly a wonderful lady and it shows through her family. Definitely a godly example to those who knew her. Sincerely, Elaine Bailey
Submitted by Elaine Bailey on Jun 15 2017 12:37:01 PM
There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. I am honored that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. Please let me know if there is more we can do to help celebrate your loved-one's life.
My Warmest Regards,
Bruce W. Buchanan
4th Generation Owner
Submitted by Bruce W. Buchanan on Jun 15 2017 09:17:11 AM
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