Joan Baird

August 18, 1933 ‒ January 23, 2008

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Joan Baird, 74, of Mount Gilead, died Wednesday evening, January 23, 2008 at her home.

She was born on August 18, 1933 the daughter of the late Elga Arthur and Francis Geraldine (Brown) Lancaster.

She has been a resident of the area since 1998 previously living in Martinez, California, Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Port Jefferson, New York.

Joan is a member of the First Presbyterian Church and has served as a Deacon.

She married Kenneth G. Baird on April 2, 1949 in Covington, Kentucky.

Joan enjoyed fishing and boating while on camping trips with her husband. She loved knitting and playing Scrabble, bridge, and euchre.

To her grandchildren she was known as “granny” and they loved spending time with her. She was an excellent mother and a good disciplinarian, known to have the most well behaved kids.

Joan is survived by her husband, Kenneth; a son Thomas (Karen) Baird of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; two daughters; Sally Young of Kealakekua, Hawaii and Vicki (Jeff) Auld of Sunbury, Ohio; five grandchildren Erik, Nathan, Wesley, Bryan, and Jennifer; six great grandchildren; two brothers Mike “Buzz ” (Marlene) Lancaster of Mount Gilead, Ohio and Joseph Lancaster of Galion, Ohio; a sister Sally (Lew) Parsons of Enon, Ohio; and two sisters-in-law; Carol Lancaster of Enon, Ohio and Joyce Lancaster of Scottsdale, Arizona.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her granddaughter Amy Baird, three brothers Robert Nelson Lancaster, Jack Lancaster, and Jerry Neal Lancaster, a sister Shirley Jean (Paul) Long, and a sister-in-law Mary Ann Lancaster.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday January 27, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 North Main Street, Mount Gilead. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 55 North Cherry Street, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338, following calling hours at 4:00 p.m., with Pastor Dennis Braun officiating. Burial will take place in Iberia Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the First Presbyterian Church.

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