Jane (Handy) Bird

Born: Tue., Apr. 14, 1931
Died: Thu., Jul. 18, 2019


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 26, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 26, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc


Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Sat., Jul. 27, 2019
Location: Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church


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Jane H. Bird, “Nana”, age 88, of Murrysville passed away on July 18, 2019. She was born on April 14, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA.  She was preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Jim Bird.  In addition to her husband, Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Andrews Handy and Francis L. Handy; and a brother, Tom Handy.  She graduated from Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing as an R.N. in 1952 and was proud to be a nurse all of her working career.  She worked for the late Dr. Theodora Dakin for many years while living and raising her family in Murrysville.  She was a member of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church for 63 years where she served as a deacon and volunteered in many capacities.  She was a founding member of the Murrysville Nurses’ Club.  She is survived by her four children, Ken (Tara) Bird of Murrysville PA, Beth (Peter) Colijn of Levittown PA, Bob (Marci) Bird of Everett WA, and Steve Bird of Allegheny Twp PA; her grandchildren, Brittany (Dan) Beaman, Callan (Brandon) Stallard, Mason Bird and Anne Colijn; and great-grandchildren, Braxton and Adelyn Jane Beaman and another great-granddaughter (Stallard) due this fall.  She is also survived by brothers, Dick (Barb) Handy and Phil Handy as well as many nieces and nephews and their extended families.  Jane’s greatest joy in life was being a wife, “mum” and “nana” to her family. She was a dear friend to many, offering rides, meals and care to those in need.  She enjoyed the simple things in life and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.  Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville.  A service celebrating her life will be held at Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Marnie Silbert officiating with a luncheon to follow.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church or Masonic Children’s Home of Elizabethtown, PA in Jane’s name.  
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Bill & Eileen Elliott
   Posted Mon July 22, 2019
Our deepest sympathies go to all the family. God Bless.

Tony and Lisa Agresta
   Posted Tue July 23, 2019
Please accept our deepest condolences and may God’s love shine brightly on the entire Bird family during this time!

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