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Mary Jean Bird

May 1, 1925 May 7, 2009
Mary Jean Bird
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Mary Jean Bird, age 84, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio. She was born May 1, 1925, in Noble County, daughter of the late Howard and Freda Barnhart Sanford. She was a 1943 graduate of Caldwell High School, where she was the homecoming queen. She was retired from Crock Construction Company where she was employed as a bookkeeper. She attended Mary Reed United Methodist Church at Crooked Tree. Mrs. Bird enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and fishing, and she loved her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry William Bird, whom she married November 20, 1949, and who died January 12, 2000; two sisters, Patricia Hansen and Marjorie McCalla; and three brothers, Bob, Bill, and Dick Sanford. Surviving are her children, Jacqueline (Lendel) Byrd , Sue (Joseph H.) Archer, and Thomas C. (Corissa) Bird, all of Caldwell; one brother, Larry Sanford of Dexter City; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild, and 2 more on their way; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Friends may call Sunday, May 10, 2009, from 2-4 and 6-8PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be held Monday, May 11th at 1:30PM with Pastor Ken Ogg officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Cemetery, Caldwell.

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