Doris Jean Baird

July 29, 1928 ‒ October 22, 2015

Dickson, Tennessee
Formerly of Edison, Ohio

Doris Jean Baird, age 87, of Dickson, Tennessee, and formerly of Edison, Ohio, died October 22, 2015 at the Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee.

Doris was born on July 29, 1928 in Canaan township, Edison, Ohio to Edwin and Mabel (McPeek) Loffer.  She graduated from Edison High School in 1946, married Fred Baird on March 14, 1947, and became a farm wife.  She was a member of the Boundary United Methodist Church.

After having 4 daughters, Doris continued her education at The Ohio State University and became a teacher.  She began teaching (a career she loved) for the Mount Gilead Exempted Village Schools in September, 1962; graduated from Ohio State with her Bachelors Degree December, 1965; graduated from Bowling Green with a Masters Degree August, 1979. During her career Doris taught mostly at the Edison building, but also taught a few years at Cherry Street. Over time she taught second through sixth grades and Title I Reading. Doris retired from Mt. Gilead Schools in June, 1987.

Doris and her husband Fred moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming when they retired. They got to enjoy the mountains they had always loved to visit full time.  Later they lived in McEwen, Tennessee.

Doris was an avid OSU Buckeyes fan. She loved to travel and had visited all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. She also loved to read; sew; swim; hike; camp; play cards, volleyball, and ping pong; and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was always up for an adventure.  She enjoyed amusement parks and a good joke.

Doris is survived by her husband Fred; 4 daughters: Ruth Alcorta of Stagecoach, Nevada, Mary Baird of Inchelium, Washington, Lois (Jerry) Jordan of McEwen, Tennessee, and Ann (Rick) Campbell of Mount Gilead, Ohio; 7 grandchildren: Jay (Debbie) Jordan, Joel (Karla) Jordan, Cory (Farah) Campbell, Rachel (Mark) Alcorta Barrett, Kurtis (Sarah) Campbell, Jarrod (Wendy) Jordan, and  Mathew (Danica) Alcorta; 16 great-grandchildren; 8 step great-grandchildren; sister, Christine Lyon of Columbus, Ohio; sister-in-law Bonita Loffer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by brothers: Edwin Loffer Jr. and Larry Loffer; sister, Patricia Loffer; son-in-law, John Alcorta; and brother-in-law, Harold Lyon.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 15, at the Boundary United Methodist Church, 3216 Twp Rd 75, Edison, OH 43320.  Visitation will be at 1:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 2:00 PM with Pastor/Chaplain Cory Campbell (grandson) officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Boundary United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 114, Edison, Ohio 43320.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Doris’ family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • We were so sorry to hear of Doris’s death. She was a dear, dear lady who loved her family SO much and was a good friend to everyone. May God bless all of you and give you peace and strength in the days ahead.

  • Sending my deepest condolences to the family. Mrs Baird was my 2nd grade teacher at Edison back in 82′. Lookslike she lived a full life and loved her family. Many blessings on the days ahead.

  • Dear Ann and Rick,
    Thinking of you and your family with caring thoughts and deepest condolences.

  • We shared many great times together, both working together and attending church together. We send our deepest sympathy to each and everyone one of the family.

    Thoughts and prayers,
    Jerry & Marcia Higgins

  • So sorry for your loss. It was so meaningful to read how Doris never stopped learning, and passed her love for learning and teaching on to her family. May you be blessed by her legacy and your great memories of time spent together. God Bless You. Dina Snow

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Memories of four grade came flooding back . I also remember spending overnights at your house where your Mom provided games and great eats.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  • She well be missed. I grew up out on their farm . she was like a grandma to me. And i love and miss her dearly

  • Ann: Praying for you and your family to have peace and healing during this time of great loss! Blessings, Cheryl

  • My thoughts are with you. I know this is a time of great sadness and loss, but also of remembrance and gratitude. As my 5th grade teacher, she was a dear and welcome presence in my life.

  • Dear Ann,
    Please accept my sympathies and condolences on the passing of your dear, sweet Mother. You were in my class in the 5th grade in Edison with your Mother as our teacher. She was one of my favorite teachers! Such a wonderful teacher with a great smile. I’ll never forget her. I know she was a great Mother for you. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ruth, Mary, Lois, and Ann-

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May you take comfort in the memories of the wonderful person she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today.

    Terry Hartley