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.