Brenda Kay Baird (58) of Altamont


Published on April 17 2017 10:19 am

Brenda Kay Baird, 58, of  Altamont, Illinois was called to her eternal rest after a long and trying illness peacefully on Friday April 14, 2017 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Graveside Funeral Services and Christian Burial Rites will be conducted Tuesday April 18 at 10:00 AM in the Baird Cemetery, Martinsville, Illinois in Clark County with the Pastor Brian Miller officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm on Monday at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

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Brenda was born into the Christian family of Edmund and Lorna Brauer-Schultz one of 5 siblings. Brenda was born on December 26, 1958 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois. She was baptized on January 3, 1960, by Rev. H. T. Schmidt. Instructed in the Christian faith by her parents and pastor, she grew as a Christian and was confirmed in her faith on April 15, 1973 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altamont by the Rev. John Poppe. She married Rock Alan Baird on November 19, 1977 at Bethlehem by Rev. Richard Bolin. Brenda graduated from Altamont Community High School with the class of 1977. She assisted her husband with raising a family of three besides working in numerous locations, last with the Keller Convention Center in Effingham, Illinois She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was active in the Altamont Community with events, sports and family life.

She is survived by her: Husband: Rock Alan Baird of Altamont, Illinois; 1-Son: J.I. Baird and (special friend, Megan Kile) of Waukegan, Illinois; 2-Daughters: Dana and her (husband, Tim) Pasley of St. Elmo, Illinois and their 2-sons: Trey and Pearson and 1-daughter: Sierra and Amy and (husband, Brian) Richmond of Indianapolis, Indiana and their daughter: Mackenzie; 2-Brothers: Allen and his (wife, Lorene) Schultz of Altamont, Illinois and Alvin and his (wife, Debbie) Schultz of Altamont, Illinois; 2 Sisters: Beverly and her (husband, William Jr.) Newby of Altamont, Illinois and Barbara Halls of Danville, Illinois; and Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in Death by: her parents: Edmund Oscar and Lorna Ida Hilda Brauer-Schultz.