SIKESTON - Virginia "Toby" Byrum, 81, died at 1:25 p.m. Aug. 21, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Dec. 5, 1921, daughter of the late Ambrose and Dola Scoggins Turner, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and had worked for the Brown Shoe Company for 41 years.
On June 30, 1937, she married Elmer Ray "Toad" Byrum, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1982.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and one grandson.
Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bob Byrum of Bonne Terre and Joe and Gail Byrum of Sikeston; one brother, Pete Turner of Flint, Mich.; and six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ted Wimberley of Charleston will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.