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Brenda Kay Baird 58 years old of Altamont, Illinois 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 will be conducted Tuesday April 18, 2017 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 to 8 pm on Monday April 17, 2017 at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois.
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. Memorials may be directed to the Donor's Choice.
She is survived by her Husband: Rock Alan Baird, Altamont; 1-Son: J. I. Baird and (special friend, Mega Kile of Waukegan, Illinois; 2-Daughters: Dana and her (husband, Tim Pasley, St. Elmo, Illinois, and their 2-sons: Trey and Pearson and 1-daughter: Sierra Amy and her (husband, Brian) Richmond, Indianapolis, Indiana and their daughter: Mackenzie; 2-Brothers: Allen and his (wife, Lorene) Schultz, Altamont, Illinois, Alvin and his (wife, Debbie) Schultz, Altamont, Illinois; 2-Sisters: Beverly and her (husband, William Jr.) Newby, Altamont, Illinois, Barbara Halls, Danville, Illinois; Several Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in Death by: her parents: Edmund Oscar and Lorna Ida Hilda Brauer-Schultz.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com
Published on April 16, 2017
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