Vivian Sue Byrd

Vivian Sue Byrd

Vivian Sue Byrd, 70, of Cape Girardeau, passed away at 1:38 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on April 30, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, to Clifford and Elsie Leota (Brown) Jacobs. She married Edwin “Ed” Byrd on Nov. 14, 1981. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2006.

Vivian retired from Shoe Carnival and also worked at Finney’s Drug Store. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #3838 in Cape Girardeau and a member of Good Shepherd Church.

She is survived by her mother, Leota Butcher of Cape; brothers, Jerry (Joann) Jacobs of Tamms, Tony (Charlene) Jacobs of Waterloo; step-brother, John M. “Butch” (Carolyn) Butcher of Tamms; step-sister, Teresa (Kenny) Stiff of Olive Branch; nephews, Troy (Christina) Jacobs of Jackson, Michael (Danielle) Jacobs of St. Louis; cousin, Curtis Jacobs of Thebes; and special friend, Larry DeClue of Cape Girardeau.

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her fathers, Clifford Jacobs and John M. Butcher, Sr.; grandmother, Cassie Wright; nephew, Jason Jacobs; step-brother, Jack Butcher.

Visitation will be held from 10: a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral Services for Vivian Byrd will be at 12 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Bobby Kirby officiating. Interment will follow in Old Thebes Cemetery.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family visit

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
6 + 5 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
Comment Here