Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

December 6, 2012

Della Baird

Effingham Daily News


Della Moine Baird, 90, of Salem, died at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Neal Funeral Home, Louisville, with the Rev. Ron Townsley and the Rev. Calvin Jean officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.

Mrs. Baird was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Louisville, the daughter of Edward Henry Grahn and Minnie Belle (Peter) Grahn. She married James B. Baird Sr. on April 10, 1941. He died Jan. 7, 2011.

She was a homemaker and member of First Apostolic Church of Salem.

She is survived by two sons, James B. (Mary) Baird Jr. of Altamont, Loy A. (Sharon) Baird of Vincennes, Ind.; daughter, Sandra K. (Terry) Byers of Salem; several foster children; sister, Eula Marie Lewis of Bible Grove; six grandchildren, Garrette (Amber) Baird, Malisa (Jason) Mislich, Blake Byers, Amanda Nohren, Courtney Hargrove and Issabella Byers; and four great-grandchildren, Stephen Mislich, Trey, Kyle and Nathan Nohren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Mary Charlotte Fowler and Edna Lorene Hale.