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Fern (Farmer) Bird

August 5, 1926 ~ September 12, 2020 (age 94)


     Fern Bird, age 94 of Harrisburg, Illinois, formerly of Galatia passed away at 8:00 AM, September 12, 2020 at Liberty Village of Marion, Marion, Illinois.

     Fern was born on August 5, 1926 in Raleigh, Illinois to the late William and Recie (Jones) Farmer.  On May 17, 1958, she married Leroy Bird and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2015.  She enjoyed quilting and was a member of Saline County Republican Women.

     Fern is survived by three children, daughter, Sharon Turner and husband, Kevin of Harrisburg; son, Roland Bird and wife, Elizabeth of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; daughter, Cathy Graves of Eldorado; three grandchildren, Ashley Hatton of Washington, Indiana; Jordan Bird and wife, Riley of Marion; Kasey Buckman and husband, Matt of Eldorado; Taylor Hudson of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; and Bridget Hudson of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; five great grandchildren, Payson Bird, Hadley Bird, Gradie Bird, Logan Bird and Mattie Fern Buckman; and close friend, Sue Fowler of Galatia.

     In addition to her husband and parents, Fern was preceded in death by a sister, Buna Farmer.

     A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Monday, September 14, 2020 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Thompsonville. Rev. Jordan Bird will officiate. Visitation will be held at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg from 9 AM until 10:15 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at her obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.

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September 14, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Reed Funeral Chapel
503 East Sloan Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Graveside Service
September 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Ebenezer Cemetery
1350 Ebenezer Church Rd
Thompsonville, IL 62890

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