Ricky L. Byard, 33, of Connersville, passed away Oct. 27, 2013, in Connersville. He was born Aug. 29, 1980, in Rushville to Ralph Byard and Bertha (Dunn) Skaggs. Ricky was a 1999 graduate of Connersville High School. He is survived by his mother, Bertie Dunn Skaggs of Rushville; sisters, Mickey and husband David Conley of Kendallville and Kimberly Thompson of Rushville; nieces, Jessica and Courtney Teague and Chelsea and Dezira Conley; nephews, Matt Teague, Kenny Frey, Jeremy Cooper, Greg and Caleb Conley; great nieces, Emma Griffin, Laney Teague, Savannah and Shaniah Frey; and great nephews, Eli Teague and Isaac Frey. Ricky was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Nathan Cooper.Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends are welcome to visit from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Rev. Jeff Edwards will preside and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.