Mary Francis (Frankie) Byrd, 79, of Wright City, passed away June 17, 2010 at her home. She was born December 22, 1930 at Marshall Hill, the daughter of Samuel and Mamie Scroggins. She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband W.C. Byrd; infant son, Clay Miller; four sisters, Sammie Slaton, Sue Pruitt, Rita Fobbe, and Lucy Moore; four brothers, Byron (Bonnie) Scroggins, J.T. Scroggins, Barrett Scroggins, and Ben Scroggins; brother-in-law, Roy Byrd; honored granddaughter, Meredith Bunn Pieratt and special nephew, Sherill Moore. She leaves to cherish her memory, loving daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie S. Byrd Ham and Larry Ham, Wright City; beloved grandson, Matthew Ham and fianc, Aspen Johnson, Dallas, TX; step-grandson, Todd Ham and wife, Kristin, Mena, AR; sister, Betty Robbins, Kaysville, UT; sister-in-law (Sister), Janet Byrd, Independence, MO; honored daughters, Shereion Bunn, Wright City, Reba Echols, Holly Creek; honored son, Ike Slaton, Valliant; honored grandchildren, Clay Bunn, Mitchell, Sammy, and Mary Echols; honored great-grandchildren, Michelle Bunn, McKayla Pieratt, and Dillon Echols; step-granddaughter, Trinity Ham, two special nieces, JoEllen Shumway, Kaysville, UT, and Diane Moore, Wright City; special nephews, Hoppy Moore, Sweet Home, OR., Curtis (Rabo) Moore, Wright City, R.C. and Gunner Byrd, Independence, MO.; beloved and faithful friend, Rosa Johnston; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many others she has loved, counseled, mothered, and befriended. She was known by many names: Mama, Mom, Bongo, Honey, Nanny, Itty-Bitty Grandma, Auntie, Aunt Frank, Aunt Pampy, Frank, and she answered to each one. She also wore many hats: wife, mother, friend, nurse, and avid reader. We will always remember her as someone with a caring heart, but yet never failed to get straight to the point. NEVER ASK IF YOU DIDNT WANT THE STRAIGHT ANSWER. She harbored many people giving them a safe port during times of lifes stormy weather. Many have sat around her table for the finest food, witty counsel and conversation ranging from the trivial to the in depth as they watched the birds she so deeply loved and cared for. Her pies, cakes and chocolate chip cookies were known throughout the community. Too many to count left with a bag of cookies as they headed on their travels with a bit of home in their hands. She will live forever in our hearts, but her physical absence from Byrd Hill will make us miss and long for her presence. There are not enough words or pages to describe this woman or the impact she has had to those who entered and exited her life. May she rest in peace.Cemetery:PrivateService:Memorial Services for the celebration of her life will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday June 22, 2010 at the United Methodist Church, Wright City, officiated by Rev. Linda Baggett \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Francis (Frankie) Byrd, please visit our floral store.