Doris Jean Baird
July 29, 1928 ‒ October 22, 2015
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 www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.