Posted on Thursday, 2nd July 2015 | Bellefonte
Everett Larue Bird, 88, of Bellefonte, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in College Township. Born on August 26, 1926, in Julian, he was the son of the late Harmon and Amy (Swisher) Bird. He married Norma Jean Kerstetter Bird who preceded him in death in 1951. Then he married Welda Elizabeth Benzie Bird who also preceded him in death in 1992. He attended the Bellefonte School System. Everett retired from the Rockview Correctional Facility where he worked as Farm Manager. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte. Everett was also a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows of Pleasant Gap, a member of the Bellefonte Historical Railroad, and also a member of the Bellefonte Knights of Columbus Council #1314. Everett is survived by three sons; Dennis Bird of Julian, Jeffrey Bird and his wife Bobbi of Bellefonte, and Lanny Bird and his wife Pamela of Zion, seven grandchildren; Suzette, Gregg, Tiffany, Erin, Matthew, Marissa, and Meghan, and five great-grandchildren. Along with his parents and wives he is preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. There will be a public visitation held Monday, June 29, 2015, from 10am until 12pm the time of the service at the Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the viewing at 12 pm, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellefonte with Father George Jakopac officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John Catholic Cemetery in Bellefonte. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church at 134 East Bishop Street, Bellefonte, PA, 16823.