Ruth Ann Bird, 72, of North Vernon died at 6:45 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2021, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

Graveside services were Monday, November 22, 2021, at Baldwin Cemetery in Vernon with the Rev. Sherman Beville officiating. Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services was entrusted with arrangements.

Ms. Bird worked as a housekeeper for St. Vincent Jennings Hospital and Columbus Regional Hospital. She was a member of Christ Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting glass dolls, cleaning, growing plants, and listening to Christian music and Elvis Presley. Ms. Bird loved spending time with her grandkids.

Born October 30, 1949, in North Vernon, Ms. Bird was the daughter of Glen Emerson and Margaret Driver Pearson.

Survivors include her daughters, Tammy (Tim) Phelps and Christa Bird, both of North Vernon; brothers, John and Raymond (Sharon) Pearson, both of North Vernon; sister in-law, Carol Pearson; grandchildren, Keshia and Dylan Phelps, Addison and Janat Jines and Xander Jackson, all of North Vernon; and great-grandchildren, Grey, Grimm, and Greyson Phelps, all of North Vernon.

Ms. Bird was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill, Kenneth, and Fred Pearson; and sister, Agnes Miller.