Brenda Baird

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

Graveside funeral services and Christian burial rites was conducted Tuesday, April 18,

at 10 a.m. in the Baird Cemetery, Martinsville, Ill. in Clark County with the Pastor Brian Miller officiating.

Visitation for family and friends was conducted from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 17,

at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont.

Brenda was born into the Christian family of Edmund and Lorna Brauer-Schultz, one of five childre. Brenda was born on Dec. 26, 1958 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham. She was baptized on Jan. 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 Nov. 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, lastly with the Keller Convention Center in Effingham. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and was active in the Altamont Community with events, sports and family life.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

She is survived by her: husband, Rock Alan Baird of Altamont; son, J. I. Baird and (special friend, Megan Kile) of Waukegan, Ill.; daughters, Dana (husband, Tim) Pasley of St. Elmo and their two sons, Trey and Pearson and one daughter, Sierra, and Amy (husband, Brian) Richmond           of Indianapolis, Ind. and their daughter, Mackenzie; two brothers, Allen (wife, Lorene) Schultz, and Alvin (wife, Debbie) Schultz, both of Altamont; sisters, Beverly (husband, William Jr.) Newby of Altamont and Barbara Halls of Danville, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

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