Arlene "Ike" Mable Baird (nee Brill), 87, of Amherst, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, following a long illness.
She was born Feb. 1, 1926, in Brownhelm Township. Ike was raised in Amherst until 1947 when she moved to Brownhelm Township. She had made her home in Amherst since 1990.
Ike retired from Lorain National Bank where she was an administrative assistant for many years. In her later years, she enjoyed managing the Central Village Apartments in Amherst where she made many friends.
Ike was a member of Brownhelm Congregational United Church of Christ. She was a member of the Stone City Chapter of the Eastern Stars. Ike was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing with her many friends.
Survivors include her sister, Marjorie Neale of St. Augustine, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, James P. Baird on June 30, 1983; sister, Donola Weinrich in 1989; and her parents, John and Christine Brill (nee Everett).
Graveside services were held Thursday, May 2 at Brownhelm Cemetery, Brownhelm Township, with the Rev. Elizabeth Terrill of Brownhelm Congregational Church officiating.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Brownhelm Congregational United Church of Christ, 2144 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Hempel Funeral Home - Amherst
373 Cleveland Avenue
Amherst, OH 44001
Published in The Amherst News-Times on May 9, 2013