The family would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the life of Edith Baird, 92, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Edith saw the light and went to join her husband, Ray, on Jan. 10, 2011. Rev. Curtis Hayes of Aldersgate United Methodist Church will officiate.
Services will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Milford, Mich. on Jan. 19, 2011, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Milford Memory Garden in Milford, Mich. Edith was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Fairview, W. Va., to C.E. and Iva Gault Cartright. Her parents preceded her in death. Edith married Raymond Matthew Baird on March 27, 1938, in Mannigton, W. Va.
He preceded her in death in April 1979. She is also preceded in death by her brother, Virgil and her grandson, Alvin. Edith moved to Milford, Mich. in 1953 and later moved to Roswell in 1970, with her husband where she resided until her death. She was a longtime member of Aldersgate Methodist Church and loved singing in the choir. Edith enjoyed babysitting for numerous Roswell families over the years. She was actively involved in Senior Circle.
Edith is survived by her cousin: Sarah Jean Cole, and husband, Gene; daughter: Barb Pierce and her family Kathy Raymond and husband Stacy, Christopher Richards, Daniel Richards, Alex Lam, Ashley Forster and husband Jeffrey and children, Devin and Carly, Stephanie Beemer and husband Dan and children: Katelyn and Jenna; Tammy Lowery and husband and children: Lindsay Powell, Nichole Lowery and Justin Lowery; Kevin Harrigan and wife Cheri and children: Bethany and Michael; son, Jim Baird and wife Reba and their family: Michael Baird and wife Kelley and daughter, Avery; Dana Thiebert and children: Mathew, Quinn and Hunter; Danielle Brock and husband Jeff and children: Ale and Ben; Jason Baird and wife Argean and son, Jackson; Tamara Montgomery; Candice Rincon and husband Tommy and children: Hunter, Jordan and Rory; Chandler Montgomery and wife Shauna and children: Jayton, Lukas and Carly; son, Charles Baird and wife Kate; daughter Charlene Casper and husband Gary and children: James Minnich and wife Yung, David Minnich and wife Kylie, and Wayne Minnich and wife Ashley; daughter: Garen Wickert and husband Bill and children: Edward Zgrabik, Heather and Heidi Wickert; Melanie Martinson and husband Michael and children: Kristoffer, Jonathan and Paisley; Matthew Minnich and wife Suzanne and children: Samuel and Daniel; daughter: Florence Bassler and children: Jane Russom and Jessica Russell; Lee and Kate Bassler and their children: Bruce, Gary, Michael, Josh, Cody, Pete, Karen and Kiconco Bassler; and Christina Gibson; Roy and Diane Bassler and their children: Stacey Little, Jamie Payne and Robbie Bassler, Alvin who preceded her in death; Allen and Tammy Bassler and their children: Amanda Messick, Loraine and A.J. Bassler, Marie Bassler Butler and her children: Jennifer Sanders, Mark Butler Jr. and Candice Butler, and 15 great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Donald Brock, Kevin Harrigan, Dan Beemer, Bill Lowery, Eddie Zgrabik, Jason Baird, Michael Harrigan, and Matthew Minnich. Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Lowery, Tommy Rincon, Chandler Montgomery, Christopher Richards, Daniel Richards, Alex Lam, Michael Baird and Stacy Raymond.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.co m