Gloria T. Byers

August 21, 1929December 28, 2018
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Gloria T. Byers, 89, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday, December 28, 2018.

Beloved mother of Connie Wills, Diana (Gary) Rich, and Nancy Light-Lampert; cherished grandmother of Felicia, Jeffery, Jay, Alexis, Aaron, Jonathan, Stefan, Alycia, and Addison; great-grandmother of Jackson and Ethan; loving sister of Joyce P. Yost and the late Michael (Rita) Russo; dear aunt, great-aunt, and friend to many.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 from 4-8pm at Kriegshauser West Mortuary 9450 Olive Blvd. 63132. A second visitation will be Wednesday, January 2 from 10-11am at Valhalla Cemetery Mausoleum, 7600 Saint Charles Rock Road, Pagedale Missouri 63133, with A Rite of Committal at 11:00 am.

Contributions in Gloria's memory to St. Jude's Research Hospital or Wild Life Rescue & Rehabilitation are greatly appreciated by her family.

Please leave messages of condolences or a favorite memory of Gloria for her family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.


  • Frank Russo, Father
  • Concetta Fortunata De Nicola, Mother
  • Concetta Wills, Daughter
  • Diana (Gary) Rich, Daughter
  • Nancy Light-Lampert, Daughter
  • Felicia (John) Taylor, Granddaughter
  • Jeffery (Matt Gates) Wills, Grandson
  • Jay Wills, Grandson
  • Alexis Light, Granddaughter
  • Aaron Light, Grandson
  • Jonathan (Allison) Rich, Grandson
  • Stefan Rich, Grandson
  • Alycia Lampert, Granddaughter
  • Addison Lampert, Granddaughter
  • Jackson Taylor, Great Grandson
  • Ethan Taylor, Great Grandson
  • Joyce P. Yost, Sister
  • Michael (Rita) Russo, Brother


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Rite of Committal Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Gloria T. Byers

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tiffany ilardi

January 7, 2019

Aunt Gloria-
I didn't get to share these words with you last week so I wanted to make sure you have them with you forever. You will forever be the grandma I never had, the only aunt present throughout my entire life. We spent so many special times together from our little steam heat days to pageants, travels and so many wonderful celebrations. Your love for my family and especially my kids was amazing. The kids remember coming to your house in the summer for Popsicles and Carlo loved to help you with anything you needed. I too loved sharing long talks over your iced coffees and eating eggplant together from pasta house, shopping trips to Macy's or the grocery store. Not only did we lose an aunt/great aunt, but my mom lost her only sister, a true love in her life. You two were definitely each other's yin to your yang, but so much laughter was shared and no matter what happened my mom always made sure you were OK, even during your last days. Life will not be the same without you. I can't even imagine it right now, it makes me too sad to even think about it. Just know you will always be in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers. We love and miss you. Tiffany, Carlo, Dominic, Nino and Sophia p.s. This picture is from your 89th birthday, we will continue to celebrate you every year, don't you worry! xoxo

Jan Rooney

December 31, 2018

I am sorry to hear the loss of your Mother, Gloria. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. I am sure you and your family will cherish memories of your Mother through all of your funny stories. I know you have told me several funny stories about her. Please stay strong and believe in your faith - God Bless you and your Family.

Jan Rooney

Sue Mueller

December 30, 2018

I am so very sorry to hear of Gloria's death. We have been friends since the 1970s when we worked on the Harrier Project at McDonnell Douglas. Oh the fun we had! I remember especially some awesome birthday parties for Gloria!! I moved away in 1996 and we mostly kept in touch with birthday and Christmas cards. Occasionally we would have dinner together when we were in the St. Louis area. Gloria was a wonderful lady who loved her family dearly. She will be missed by all and definitely by me. Dick's & my condolences to the family.