Alberta Lee 'Birdie' Brian, 65


SUMNER — Alberta Lee “Birdie” Brian, age 65, of Sumner, died on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1954 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Albert and Evelyn (Griffin) Jackson. She married David Brian on June 18, 1971 and he survives.

Alberta worked for DHIA for 18 years, and then retired from the Olney Daily Mail. She was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Vincennes.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; three brothers, John Dorney, Gene Dorney and Leroy Jackson; two sisters, Della Riley and Irene Dorney; and one grandson, Christopher Kocher.

Survivors include: her husband, Dave; two sons, Albert (Lena) Brian of Bridgeport; and Michael (Heather) Brian of Sumner; three brothers, Robert (Shelby) Jackson of Claremont; Stanley (Mary) Dorney of West Salem; and Dale (Irene) Dorney of Keensburg; two sisters, Stella (Jim) Brian of Sumner; and Rose (Raymond) Riley of McLeansboro; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

No formal services will be conducted at this time.

A memorial dinner at the Lawrence County 4-H Center for friends and family will be announced at a later date, after COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Sivert-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner is in charge of the arrangements.

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