"Miss Bird was my fourth-grade teacher in 1949 at Longfellow School, Wichita Kansas. I will always remember her as one of the best teachers I every had in my school experience, she will be missed." David Stuart
Bird, Marion Irwin, 88, retired Longfellow and Kelley Elementary Schools, music and fourth-grade teacher, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003. Service 10 a.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 525 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Volinia Bird; sister, Ethelynn Fortescue and her beloved cats, Timmy and Danny. Survivors: friends, Kathryn Thiessen and Sharon LaFoe, both of Wichita; cousins, Jean Marie Brink, Barbara Jo Smith, Earl Spidel, Tom Spidel. A memorial has been established with First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214. Published in the Wichita Eagle from 8/14/2003 - 8/17/2003.