Gertrude was a wonderful artist and had a business hand painting antique lamps. She quilted and crocheted, including many lap robes with the Wadsworth Senior Center. She had an interest in genealogy and created an extensive family tree. She enjoyed playing music on the organ and was active with the Medina County Library.
Preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Lester A. Byrd; brother, Glen Phillips; and sister, Grace (Phillips) Rose; she is survived by her sons, Jack A. (Debbie Atkinson) Byrd of Seville and Kenneth Z. (Patricia) Byrd; grandchildren, Trisha A. (Brian) Hanlon and Jennifer L. Byrd; great-grandson, Quentin Z. Hanlon; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
The funeral service will be held 11 A.M., Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medina County Library Bookmobile.