COPELAND - Iva Lou (Mosher) Birney, age 83, died July 27, 2020 at Western Prairie Senior Living in Ulysses. She was born on March 3, 1937 in Hopkins County, TX, the daughter of Roy and Winnie Mae (Crumpler) Mosher. She graduated from high school in Como, TX. Married Walter Birney shortly after graduation in 1954. They eventually moved to Copeland, KS, where Iva Lou’s was also the bookkeeper for the National Missionary Convention for 43 years.
Iva Lou is survived by two sons, Mickey Birney of Ellsworth, and Scotty Birney of Garden City; two daughters, Lorrie Ortiz of Overland Park, and Lindie Andreas of Copeland; as well as 10 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Walter; both her parents; stepfather, Roy Qualls; two sisters; Beulah Mae Mosher and Ruby Nell (Mosher) Darlin; and one son, Gary L. Birney.
Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Sublette Christian Church on August 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. A private family burial will be held at Copeland Cemetery. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette on July 31, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to CICM or Cookson Hills Christian Mission in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 29, 2020