GRAND RIVERS — Betty Jean (Stanley) Bird, 80, of Grand Rivers, Kentucky, passed away with family at her side on October 26th at River’s Bend Retirement Community in Kuttawa, Kentucky, where she was lovingly cared for over the past year.
Betty was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is loved and remembered by her husband of 60 years, Lee Bird; daughters, Janet Bird (Philip Weeks), Jeanne Bird (Mike Ryan), Jackie Bird Bauer (Mike), and Julie Bird; grandchildren, Emilee McClain (Jonathan Burkins), Will Bauer, and Anna Bauer. She is also survived by her sister, Dee (John) Thigpen; brothers, Chuck Stanley, Richard (Phyllis) Grasty, and Larry (Nina) Hitsman; sister-in-law, Joy Baber; as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held at Lakeland Funeral Home, 1133 U.S. 62, Eddyville, Kentucky, on Sunday, October 27 from 2-4 p.m.
Des Moines visitation will be held at Hamilton Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th on Tuesday, October 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. with a service following. Interment will be on Wednesday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 7601 Fleur Drive.
Memorial contributions may be made to: River’s Bend Retirement Community, 300 Beech Street, Kuttawa, KY 42055; or to Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Camp Fire USA Miss Suz Campership, 1915 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309.
We will always love you “a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!”