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Rosa L. BirdDecember 11, 1939 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 79)
Rosa L. Bird, 79, of Niles, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, with her family by her side. After years of sickness, she now has no pain, she went home and suffers no more.
She was born Dec.11, 1939, in Clay County, W.Va. She was born the sixth child of Sebert and Reba Dorsey.
Rosa was a member of the First Baptist Church of McDonald. She worked 15 years at a nursing home as a nurses’ aide. She enjoyed bowling and watching the Cleveland Indians.
Rosa is survived by her husband, Ed Bird, whom she married Feb. 10, 1957. They grew up together and were high school sweethearts. Together they had five children, three boys and two girls, Sherry (Eddy) Long of Columbus, Chuck Bird of Niles, Allen (Kim) Bird of Niles and Jennifer (Roy) Reshetar of Perry; five sisters, Carolyn Sites of Maryland, Eva (Marvin) Cottrell of Newton Falls, Lorena Snell of Lynchburgh, Va., Lynn (Frank) Lewis of Niles and Elaine (Jim) Wilson of Bell, W.Va.; and two brothers, Sebert (Jean) Dorsey of Lizemore, W.Va., and Jerry (Patty) Dorsey of Deerfield. She has seven grandchildren she is leaving whence to remember her, Jason, Robbie, Christopher, Jonathan, Tyler, Nicole and Courtney; three stepgrandchildren, Missy, Mandy and Eddy; and 14 great-grandchildren, Avah, Easton, Greyson, Bennet, Noah, Jason Jr., Zackary, Matthew, Logan, Jake, Luke, Cameron and Kailey; and several nephews and nieces. She also hosted an exchange student from Thailand in 1985, Yai.
She was preceded in death by a son, John Lewis Bird; her parents; a brother, Bobby Dorsey; and two sisters, Elsie Vance and Shelby Donley.
Rosa enjoyed taking care of older people. She always put everyone else before herself. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, mother-in-law and aunt. Her friends will really miss her.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at the Holloway-Williams Funeral Home, 611 Robbins Ave., Niles. Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Kerr Cemetery.
The family request that material contributions be made, in Rosa’s name, to the Blue Star Mothers, Chapter 57, P.O. Box 482, Geneva, OH 44041.
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