Gloria Reed Byrum

November 13, 1917 - February 4, 2017

11/13/1917 - 02/04/2017

Past Services

Cemetery
Thursday February 09, 2017
Greenwood Cemetery Chapel
1526 National Rd.
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Visitation
Thursday February 09, 2017
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Service
Thursday February 09, 2017
12:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions

BYRUM, Gloria Reed, 99, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Saturday February 4, 2017 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born November 13, 1917, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of the late Dr. Perley Isaac Reed and Alda (Barnett) Reed. Her father, Dr. Reed, founded the West Virginia University School of Journalism which is has been renamed the West Virginia University Reed College of Media.
Gloria attended the Chevy Chase School, St. Mary’s College, and graduated from West Virginia University in 1938. She was a member of the Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church in Wheeling, Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, the Junior League of Wheeling, the Oglebay Institute, the Wheeling Chapter of the League of Women Voters, and friends of the Hermitage Museum. In addition, Mrs. Byrum was a volunteer for the Ohio County Circuit Court scanning documents for digital storage on microfilm.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Alexander Byrum Sr., and one daughter, Martha Lee Byrum.
She is survived by two sons, James Alexander Byrum Jr. and his wife Dawn of Wheeling, and Reed Bolton Byrum Jr. and his wife Kristie of Lewisburg, Pa.; two grandsons, James A. Byrum III, and Reed Bolton Byrum Jr.; and one great grandson, Reed Bolton Byrum III.
Friends will be received on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 11:30 am until time of funeral service at 12:30 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff Street, Wheeling, with Rev. John W. Lipphardt Jr. officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the House of the Carpenter (Click Here), Wheeling, and to the West Virginia University Reed College of Media (Click Here) through www.tmcfunding.com <http://www.tmcfunding.com>
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com <https://altmeyerfuneralhomes.com>

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Gene Valentine
5 years ago

My appreciation of having known a brilliant, classy lady who was timeless, elegant and kind. The world had a great loss but she already has a to do list in Heaven. We will all miss you!

Patty Kutsch
5 years ago

So saddened to learn of Gloria’s passing. A smart, cultured woman with a great dry wit, who met the adversities in her life with grace. In another age she would have been recognized for her talents. She was a true lady of a generation sadly past. My condolences to her sons and their families.