In Memory of

Phyllis K. Bird

April 15, 1947 - October 8, 2023
From: Webster City, IA

Webster City – Phyllis K. Bird 76, of Webster City and formerly of Rockwell City, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Clarion, Iowa.  Memorial Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2023 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Rockwell City, with Fr. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial.  Burial will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. Noon at the Church until service time.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Phyllis is survived by her daughter Lynette (Dan) Smith of Clarion; son Jason Bird of Urbandale; granddaughter Kaylee (Isaac) Smith Tuttle of Forest City; grandson Max Smith of Webster City; great-granddaughter Hadley Kaye; sister Beverly (Bill) Osmundson of Rochester, MN; brother Greg (Trish) Moore of Rockwell City; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Edward; and her parents, Merle and Helen (Kockovsky) Moore.

     Phyllis Kaye Moore was born April 15, 1947 at Fort Dodge.  She was raised on the Moore family farm and graduated from Cedar Valley High School, with the Class of 1965.  In 1967, she graduated from Iowa Central Community College.  On June 8, 1968, she was united in marriage to Edward Bird and the couple established their home in Rockwell City.  Phyllis worked as a property manager for several years and then for the United Bank of Iowa until her retirement in 2010.  In 2015, the couple moved to Webster City.  Ed passed away in 2022.  Phyllis was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, and her faith was very important to her.  Phyllis loved her family, and enjoyed baking, gardening and crocheting. 

1:00 p.m. - Saturday
October 14, 2023
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Father Lynn Bruch
12:00 p.m. Noon - Saturday
October 14, 2023
St. Francis Catholic Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Cantor - Lisa Wozniak
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
Rockwell City, iowa


Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 3:41 PM
“So many memories of Phyllis and Ed. A couple made for each other. So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mama.”
- Barbara Vonsak

Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 1:29 PM
“My prayers go out to all of you! ”
- Kerry Pliner

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 12:49 PM
“So sorry to hear of Phyllis passing. I would go to their house many times growing up and always had a lot of fun. Her and her sister were awesome. We always loose touch with so many relatives. It’s sad how families don’t stay in touch. Sad Again so sorry for your loss.

Roxanne Kockorsky Rose ”
- Roxi Rose

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 9:09 AM
“I'm sorry to hear of Phyllis' passing. I didn't know her well, but whenever I went into the bank on business she was always so friendly. Also friendly when I saw her around town. I know you will miss her. She was always so up-beat.”
- Sonia K. Kerns

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 6:26 PM
“So sorry to hear this! She was so kind.”
- Jane McCurdy

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 4:20 PM
“I always enjoyed visiting with Phyllis ”
- Betty Farnell

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 3:12 PM
“To Greg and Trish: Please accept my sincere condolences upon the passing of your sister, Phyllis. Phyllis was a Senior my first year at CV and I only taught Sophomores, so I didn't get to know many Seniors; however, I did get to know Phyllis through you and church. I was happy to be re-acquainted with Phyllis when I attended Daryl Beall's "Fun on the Farm" events a couple of times. She was a good person!”
- Lee Campbell

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