Archive for Wednesday, September 29, 1999


September 29, 1999


Services for Robert W. Hird, 78, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Hird died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Nov. 7, 1920, in Lawrence, the son of Arthur and Ethel (Richardson) Hird. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1938.

Mr. Hird served in the Air Force during World War II, and then worked at FMC and DuPont before retiring in 1982.

He married Berdene Faye Unger on June 4, 1949, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, John A., Dallas, and Richard A., Lawrence; a daughter, Diana L. Hird, Lawrence; and two sisters, Helen Afflick, Lake Oswego, Ore., and Vera Gough, Olathe.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight.

The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, and they may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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