Annie Mae (Grimes) Bird

November 18, 1924 ~ November 2, 2020 (age 95)


Annie Mae Bird, 95, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 1:45 AM, Monday, November 2, 2020 at Mattoon Rehab and Health Care Center in Mattoon, IL.

Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at Mullen Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo, IL.

Annie was born November 18, 1924 in Florida. She is the daughter of Wilburn and Bessie (Clark) Grimes. She is survived by her sons, Jimmy Ard, Mark Ard, Richard Ard, Carl Ard and Willie VanScyoc; daughters, Joyce Worman and Diane Bloodsworth; thirty-two grandchildren; and forty great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Leslie Ard, Ben VanScyoc and Lloyd Bird; sons, Ricky and Howard Eugene “Pete” Ard; daughter Jackie Lawhorn; brother Jr. Grimes and sister Vera Key.

Annie worked as a broom maker and in the cotton and sugarcane fields for many years.

Memorials may be made to Mattoon Rehab and Health Care Center. Online condolences can be expressed at

To send flowers to Annie's family, please visit our floral store.


November 4, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Barkley Funeral Chapel (Toledo)
114 Courthouse Square
Toledo, IL 62468

Graveside Service
November 4, 2020

2:30 PM
Mullen Cemetery

© 2020 Barkley Funeral Chapels. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy