Nancy L. Bird

November 22, 1930 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 90)


Sunbury – Nancy L. Bird, 90 of State Route 61 passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Nancy was born November 22, 1930 in Point Township a daughter of the late Harless and Blanche (Neidig) Fleming.

On April 8, 1950 she married James E. Bird who preceded her in death on August 30, 2018.

Nancy was a 1948 graduate of Northumberland High School and continued to be a proud Pineknotter.

Mrs. Bird was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Point Township.

She had a great passion for gardening, enjoyed her time spent on the farm, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

Nancy is survived by her five children; one son, Thomas Bird of Northumberland, four daughters and three sons-in-law, Patricia and Finn Peterson of FL, Joan and Mike Vella of NY, Judith and Bart Gulden of Northumberland, Kathleen Bird and fiancé, Kevin Whitmer of Sunbury, her 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one sister, Margaret “Peggy” Fleming.

In addition to her parents and husband of 68 years, she was preceded in death by; stillborn son, Timothy Bird, sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Chet Gaugler, brother and sister-in-law, Harless “Rink” Jr. and June Fleming.

A Celebration of Life for Nancy will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King Street, Northumberland.


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