Beth E. Baird, 85, formerly of Bayard, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Gran Grans Nursing Home in Yukon, Okla.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25, at 10 a.m. in the home of Ron and Evelyn Bentley, formerly Bus Baird's place.
Beth was born July 12, 1927, at Sheep Creek North of Henry, to Orin and Prudence (Haegen) Wertz.
She was active in many organizations: Legion Auxiliary, Fireman Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Jobs Daughters and was a member of the Methodist Church in Bayard.
Survivors include her daughters, Drinda (Jerry) Fuss of Yukon, Okla., Connie (Paul) York of Ellabell, Ga., and Evelyn (Ron) Bentley of Bayard; grandchildren, Chad (Sabrina) Fuss, Heather (John) Blair, Deirdre (Chris) Miller, Corey (Tamera) York, Cassie (Russ) Cowles, Amber Gardner Bentley; great-grandchildren, Joshua Fuss, Kaylee Woods Caleb Blair, Jonathen Cantrell, Miranda Cantrell, Zaxery Cantrell, Sydney Blair, Jarrett Blair, Landon Smith, Trey (Candace) Smith, Sara Smith, Zach Miller, Logan (Magen Smith) York, Cody York, James Tison, Courtney Tison, Emalee Tison, Scott (Kayla) Tison, Johnny Tison, Alexis Cowles, Harper Cowles, Dakota Gardner, Ronald Bentley, Bella Jones; great-great grandchildren, Ryder Tison and Remington York. Survivors also include her sister, Barbara (Lloyd) Peterson; brother, Billy Howell; sister-in-law, Judy Howell and numerous nieces and nephews.
Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Alec (Bus) Baird; parents, Orin Holbrook Werz and Prudence Vivian Haegen Wertz Howell; brother, F. D. Howell; sister, Phyllis Lewis; brothers-in-law, Jack Baird and Doug Lewis; and sisters-in-law, Betty (Baird) Satchell and Helen (Baird) Schaffer.