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Irma K. Bird


Irma K. Bird, 95, formerly of Memphis, NY died Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Syracuse Home, Baldwinsville, NY where she had been a resident for over a year. She was born, July 25, 1918 in Collamer, NY, the daughter of Wesley Henry and Ruth Wadsworth Fuller.

Survived by a daughter, Elaine (John) Ehrlich of Weedsport, sons Gary (Bonnie) of Chaumont, NY and Wesley (Susan) of Elbridge, five grandchildren and ten great-grand children. Pre-deceased by her husband of 52 years, George Kenneth Bird.

Irma was one of the last “Memphis Moms” who looked out for and protected the younger generations in that community. Her front porch was a favorite place to stop by and visit for the young and old. She was a charter member of the Memphis Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, sixty-six year member of the Order of the Eastern Star having belonged to the former Ida Star Chapter #174, Jordan and Brutus-Cato Star #86, Weedsport, Rebekahs and a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Jordan.

Irma attended the Collamer and East Syracuse Schools. She, in her younger years, worked in the Fuller Family Greenhouse business and sold flowers at the Syracuse Farmers’ Market with her parents. Irma was a retired Assistant postmaster of Memphis. In the 1940’s the Memphis Post Office was in the Bird house. She also retired as a bus driver and cafeteria worker of the West Genesee Central District.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Park Terrace at Radisson assisted living facility and McHarrie Place, Syracuse Home for their generous loving care of our Mom. We could not have asked for more than they gave.

There will be a Memorial Service to celebrate Irma’s life on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00am at the Christ Episcopal Church, N. Main St. Jordan, Rev. Joseph Bergin, officiating.

Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Warners.

Memorial donations can be made to Christ Episcopal Church, PO Box 571, Jordan, NY 13080, Jordan United Methodist Church, PO Box 916, Jordan, NY 13080 or Jordan Ambulance, 1 N. Hamilton St., Jordan, NY13080. BUSH FUNERAL HOME, Elbridge 689-6116

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