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Rosa Laverne Byrd

Rosa Laverne Byrd, age 67 of Oswego, passed away at 3:32 PM on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO.
Rosa was born in Jellico, TN on April 10, 1955 to the union of Elbert Hugh Adkins and Gladys Gloria (Minton) Adkins. She had lived in Labette County for over 40 years, and specifically in Oswego for over 30 years. She worked preparing packages for Amazon deliveries, and most recently worked in retail at Macy’s. She enjoyed collecting angels, cooking, made the best homemade cookies, and lived for & loved her grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, Mark Adkins of Coffeyville, KS, Donnie Marriott (wife, Lisa) of Nixa, MO; Allen Marriott (wife, Heather) of St. Louis, MO; four daughters, Chastity Vore (husband, John) of Oswego, Trista Marriott of Bartlesville, OK, Mary Mariott of Coffeyville, and Susan Mariott (significant other, Josh Lynch) of Oswego; four brothers, Albert Adkins of Memphis, TN, Ronnie Adkins of Egan, TN, Jeff Updyke of Warren, MI, and Bob Updyke of Sterling Heights, MI; as well as 19 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert and Gladys; and three sisters, Karen Sue Adkins, Barbara Ann Adkins, and Patricia Gale Adkins.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego. Visitation will take place on the same day beginning at 1:00 pm and concluding at the service time.
Following the service, Ms. Byrd will be entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home of Oswego for cremation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.

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