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E. Arlene Bird, 84


June 29, 2011


E.  Arlene Bird, 84, of 68 Wonderview Road Catawissa PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Columbia Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall in Danville PA.  She was born August 25, 1926 in Danville PA the daughter of the late Harry and Getha Keiser Newbury.

She graduated from Danville High School.  Arlene was employed for many years as a checker at Weis Market in Danville PA.  She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church Mayberry Township Danville PA where she served in Ladies Aide, Christie Circle and Bible School. Arlene was a 4-H Leader.

Other memberships included Roaring Creek Valley Grange and Christian Womenís Club.  She took great joy in cooking and especially enjoyed baking apple dumplings, raisin-filled cookies and making applesauce.  Arlene enjoyed needlepoint and also enjoyed doing puzzles including Find-A-Word.  Arleneís greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, David E. Bird whom she married March 19, 1949.  Also surviving are four sons; David L. Bird and his wife Norma of Catawissa PA; Rodney Bird and his wife Cindy of Catawissa PA; Dale Bird and his wife Sue of Shamokin PA and Jan Bird and his wife Kathy of Sunbury PA and one daughter; Karen Shultz and her husband Marlin of Danville PA.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Brian and his wife Kellie, Bradley, Melissa and her husband Justin, Matthew, Christopher, Jamie, Jennifer and her husband Gordon, Ryan and Tanya.  Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren; Jason, Brittany, Trenton, Madison, Darren, Alyssa and Megan.  She is survived by one brother, Robert Newbury of Northumberland PA and two sisters; Jean Woodruff and her husband Harold of Numidia PA and Doris Snyder and her husband Robert of Bloomsburg PA.  She was preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew Bird and one brother, Allen Newbury and one sister, Dorothy Keefer.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Johnís Lutheran Church 29 High Road (Mayberry Township) Danville PA with the Reverend John Brock officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Johnís Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Columbia-Montour Home Hospice 410 Glenn Avenue Suite 200 Bloomsburg PA  17815.  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.  www.visneski.com


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