Funeral service for Berdene F. Hird, 86, Lawrence will be 10 am. Wednesday, April 23, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Hird died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 29, 1927 in Lawrence, the daughter of John W. and Priscilla M. Buchheim Unger.
She grew up in the Stull community, attended Lawrence public schools and graduated Liberty Memorial High in 1945. Mrs. Hird delivered the Lawrence Journal-World for many years, worked at Pladium Bowl, Royal Lanes, and Hillcrest Bowling Alley retiring in 1997.
She married Robert W. Hird on June 4, 1949 in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1999.
Survivors include a daughter Diana L. McNish (Dennis) of Lawrence, sons John A. (Maraih) of Dallas, Richard A. (Diana Huseby) of Lawrence, grandchildren Lisa Chamberlain, Brian McNish (Kris), and 5 great-grandchildren.
She will lay in state Tuesday noon to 8 pm. where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 pm.
Memorials may be made to Lawrence Humane Society in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at Rumsey-yost.com.