Joanna was born on May 31, 1934, to the late Luther Joe and Beulah Riley Guinn at McGregor. She married James Harlan Bird on Sept. 9, 1950, in Moody and then moved to Belton from Clifton in 1960. He preceded her in death in 1987. She was a volunteer for Belton Family Welfare for many years.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, two sisters, Velma Guinn Crelia and Ila Faye Guinn Weir, and one brother, Lester Guinn.
Survivors include her three daughters and their husbands, Brenda and Darrell Lisenbe of Belton, Donna and Jerry Gregory of Belton, Deborah and Mark Lawrence of Belton; a brother, Charles Guinn; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family received friends from 6-8 pm Friday at Heartfield Funeral Home.