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LeROY - Mary F. Bird, 86, Hoopeston, died at 3:50 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2005) at LeRoy Manor Nursing Home in LeRoy.

She was born July 22, 1919 in Hoopeston, a daughter of William and Anna Brenner King. She married Donald C. Bird on Jan. 13, 1940, in Gary, Ind. He died Jan. 24, 2002.

She is survived by three sons, Ron (Margaret) Bird,Wellington; Rick (Ellen) Bird, Farmer City; and Steve (Judy) Bird, Heyworth; one sister, Wilma King, Hoopeston; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Mrs. Bird was a member of Antioch Church of Christ near Rossville.

She enjoyed taking care of her family.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Brown-Alkire Funeral Home, Hoopeston, with the Rev. Earl Eels officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the LeRoy Manor Nursing Home.

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