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Hattie Kathryn Bird

June 7, 1926 — March 12, 2020

Hattie Kathryn “Kaye” Bird, age 93, passed away March 12th, 2020. She was born to Homer King and Frances C (Delimater) Brunner. She had three sisters and one brother; Frances (Alice), Gretchen, Jane and John.

She had two sons; Fred Joseph Aliano Jr. and Mark Richard Aliano. On September 11th, 1976 she was united in marriage to Melvin L. Bird.

Kaye’s favorite and most rewarding job was her 13 years spent at Iowa Western Community College Learning Center. She worked as a secretary and GED examiner. She helped many students to further their education and improve their employment opportunities.

In her free time, Kaye enjoyed bowling and painting ceramics which she often gave away to family and friends. She also loved reading.

Kaye and Mel spent fifteen years in a beautiful home in Heber Springs, Arkansas. When it was time to return home to the family they moved to an apartment in Lincoln, Nebraska before settling in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by; her loving husband, her parents, three sisters: Frances Alice Phelps, Gretchen Rebecca Wheeler, Jane Hagan, her brother John D. Brunner, sons Fred J. Aliano Jr. and Mark R. Aliano, step-daughter Terri R. Bird (Long).

She is survived by two daughter-in-laws Karen Aliano and Janet Aliano, step-daughter Connie (Jim) Kesner, three granddaughters: Christina M (Matt) Chadderdon, Angela Kaye (Charles) Venditte and Krista Aliano; three grandsons: Joseph Aliano and Nicholas (Lindsay) Aliano and Curtis “CJ” Aliano; three step-granddaughters: Marisa (Mike) Brown, Alycia (Jake) Edwards and Amanda (Justin) Hall; three step-grandsons, Michael Kesner, Nick and Tim Snow; five great-grandchildren; Carson and Adam Aliano, Isabella and Scarlett Chadderdon, Leo Aliano; five step-great-grandchildren: Zachary, McKayla and Cody Brown, Leo Edwards and Valor Snow; many many nieces and nephews (most of which are golfers) and other relatives and friends.

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Services are pending.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

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Omaha National Cemetery

14250 Schram Rd, Omaha, NE 68138

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