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A long time resident of the Millerton, PA community passed away peacefully, Sun. Jan. 20, 2013 while residing at Ashton Health Care, Athens, PA at the age of 94. Born on Nov. 7, 1918 in Phillipsburg, PA; Vernice was the daughter of the late, George & Mae Hastings Gearhart. She married the love her life, Clark Bird on Sept. 28, 1933 and he passed April 11, 2003. A homemaker, cherished wife and mother, Vernice always put her family first. She loved music and played by ear. She was a longtime member of Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church. Surviving is her loving family; children, Dean (Christine) Bird, Port Saint Joe, FL; Robert (Janice) Bird, Gillett, PA; Trudy (Duane) White, Lawrenceville, PA; George (Jean) Bird, Athens, PA; Larry (Wendy) Bird, Millerton, PA; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to parents and husband, Vernice was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Sandra Decker in 1980. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. Jan. 22, 2013 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. Interment will take place in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Williamsport, PA at her family's convenience.
Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, LLC
1126 Broadway Elmira, NY 14904
Published in Star-Gazette on Jan. 21, 2013