She was born the daughter of the late Lewis S. Croney and Dolly Mae Fields Croney, on May 26, 1942 in Howell County, Missouri and died September 20, 2015 in West Plains, Missouri.
She was united in marriage to Billy Ray Birdsong, who preceded her in death January 24, 2015.
She is survived by five sons, Ervin Birdsong and wife Sharon of Turon, Kansas; Billy Birdsong of Pryor, Oklahoma; Robert Birdsong and wife Mary of Mt. View, Missouri; Jack Birdsong and wife Vicky, and Roger Birdsong and wife, Trish, both of West Plains, Missouri. She is survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren and also several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Wyvetta and son, Tommy and former husband, Billy Birdsong; four brothers, Delbert, Raymond, Chester and Lloyd Croney, and three sisters, Dorothy Richardson, Audrey Collins, and Ruby, who died at the age of 5 days.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.