Richard W. Bird (1926 - 2013)


INDEPENDENCE – Richard W. Bird, 86 years old, of Independence, died on Monday, April 22, at ABCM Rehab Center Independence – East. He was born on May 7, 1926, in Independence, the son of William Delbert and Emma Goldie (Benion) Bird. He attended school in Independence. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Bird is survived by one brother, Gilbert Bird of Waterloo, Iowa, and his nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Pauline Bird; two brothers, Ardell Bird and Lyle Bird; one half sister, Margaret; one nephew, Gary Bird; and his long time special friend, Mary Retta Cameron.
Family and friends may call for visitation from 2 until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery at a later date. On line condolences may be left at

Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 22 to May 18, 2013
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