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Hilda Baird

 

Hilda B. Baird, 96, LaGrange, died Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

    She was born December 25, 1915, in LaGrange, to Virgil and Eva (Rossman) Marks.

    Living most of her life in LaGrange County, she was a 1934 graduate of Wolcottville High School, a homemaker, and member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sturgis, Mich.

    She was married July 21, 1934, in Albion, to Ralph A. Baird. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1997.

    Surviving are three daughters, Joan Johnson, LaGrange, Gloria Atkins, Oxford, Ala., and Carolyn Betcke, LaGrange; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald Baird, Elkhart, Ind., and Jerry and Mary Baird, Plainwell, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mildred Zolman, Tacoma, Wash., and Carol and Richard Wagner, Huntertown, Ind.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Gloria Marks, LaGrange.

    She was preceded in death by one son, Paul Baird, two grandsons, one sister, Vivian Marks, and two brothers, Keith and Kenneth Marks.

    Visitation is 1-2 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sturgis, Mich.

    Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Sturgis, Mich., with Elder Ron Marshall officiating.

    Memorials may be directed to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 66948 S. Nottawa, Sturgis, MI 49091.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.

    Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.