In Loving Memory…

Glenda S. Byrd

Glenda Susan Byrd, age 59, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at her home.

She was born August 15, 1958, in Versailles, MO, to Omar and Marguerite Uptegrove.

She is survived by three sisters, one step-sister and four brothers: Linda David, of Sedalia, Eva Wilson, of Versailles, Ila Keele, of Sedalia, Louise Love, of the State of California, James Uptegrove, of Cole Camp, Raymond Uptegrove, of Jefferson City, Donald Uptegrove and wife Jeri, of Dresden, and Ronald Uptegrove, of Sedalia; three children, Jason Uptegrove and partner Sarah Thomas, April Edgar and partner Charlie Ford, and Stacy Uptegrove, all of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Jaydon Uptegrove, Michaela and Kaytlyn Garrett, Saharah and Amariah Edgar, all of Sedalia.

On December 17, 1988, in Marshall Junction, she was united in marriage to David W. Byrd, who survives of the home.

Glenda worked for Cookbook Publishers until it closed and then for O’Reilly Auto Parts for eleven years until her illness.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Crown Hill Cemetery, with Jeff Page officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will follow the service at the Central Missouri Electric Co-op building on north 65.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home.



  1. So sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to the whole family.

  2. Suzanne StCyr :

    Prayers of comfort to all of the family. So sorry for your lost.


    She was like a mother to me and grandma to my children she will be missed and my prayers go out the entire family

  4. Keith Larson :

    David, I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  5. I got to know Glenda through working at O’Reilly. (My last position was district manager.) Glenda was such a hard worker I loved visiting with her. She was a kind soul with such a giving spirit. She had the respect of her co workers. So many would look to her for guidance. Glenda was loved and will be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to her family.

  6. Jennifer Woolery :

    So sorry for the families loss. Prayers for all of you

  7. Linda Watterson :

    I am so very sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  8. Cynthia Taylor :

    I’m so sorry for your loss, she was like a mom to me, she was a great person and will be dearly missed

  9. Brandi Picone :

    Glenda was an awesome gal. She was fun to be around and got along with most everybody. Prayers for her family and the rest of us that loved her too! RIP GByrd!

  10. bonnie allen :

    so sorry for your loss sending prayer’s to family

  11. Theresa Intelmann :

    I didn’t know Glenda, but I graduated with her daughter Stacy and if Stacy is anything like her Mom then her mom was nice as can be… I love and miss hanging with you Stacy… You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult moment…. I want you to always remember I am here for ya girl!!! LOVE YA GIRL!!!

  12. Trini Brandt :

    My prayers and thoughts are with you all. May you find comfort in our Lord Jesus through this time.

  13. Stacy Uptegrove :

    Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers and for all the support you all have given during all of this.

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