Donna Mae Baird, 83

baird, donnaDonna Mae Baird, 83, of Kate Houk Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born August 27, 1932 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Myrtle Young McCaslin. She was married for 62 years to Robert V. Baird as they were married June 11, 1953. He survives.

Donna graduated in 1950 from Lincoln High School and continued her education at Butler School of Nursing where she graduated in 1953 as a Registered Nurse. She practiced nursing for over 40 years, working at the Ellwood City Hospital and also for the Lawrence County Visiting Nurse Association.She was an active member of the First Church of God, having taught the Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study. She was also active with and formerly the president of the Ellwood City Business and Professional Women and was a Past Commander of the New Castle Power Squadron. Donna enjoyed card club with her long time friends. She also enjoyed boating, bird watching, and traveling. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to her husband, Bob, survivors include two daughters, Hope (Stacy) Devore of Willoughby, Ohio, Faith (Stephen) Craig of New Castle; two sons, Robert G. (Nancy) Baird of Umitilla, Florida, Frank (Tamara) Baird of Nashville, Tennessee; two sisters, Ellen Ricketts of Sun City, Florida, Elsie Fombelle of New Castle; eight grandchildren, Justine (Gabe) Host, Nathan Devore, Zachary Devore, Madeleine Craig, Samuel Craig, Jennifer (Paul) Kasianides, Sarah (Ben) Gill, Jake Voegtly; great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday January 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral services will be held at the First Church of God on Monday at 11 am with her pastor, Phil Conklin officiating.

Interment will follow in the North Sewickley Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church of God, 1862 Mercer Rd. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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12 thoughts on “Donna Mae Baird, 83

  1. I have had the pleasure of knowing Donna . She was my nurse for a few years and we became very close. She was the most wonderful person I have ever met. Myself and my children just adored her. She was with me for the time before the birth of my first grandson. She was very good with my baby Joseph. Everyone who knew her only had very good things to say about her. I have not talked to her for a few years. But I thought about her so very often. She will be missed by alot of people. Once you know her she stays with you if only in memories. I loved her with all my heart. And am so very sorry for your loss. I will keep all of the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bob–So sorry to hear of Donna’s passing–you are in our hearts and prayers. I know what its like to go through what you are doing now .I enjoyed a lot the times we spent together and remember clearly you and Donna taking Shir and I to the first get together of the breakfast group. In Jesus Christ–Chuck Weir

  3. Hope
    We are very sorry to hear of your devastating loss. I hope you can find some peace in this time of sadness. Love and God Bless.

  4. Donna was a great help to me and taught me a lot when I was new in home health. She had a great sense of humor and put me at ease. I am glad that I got to work with her. She had a big heart, the heart of a nurse. I will always remember her. I am sorry for your loss.

  5. Hope, Rob, and the Baird Family,

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. She was a kind, wonderful person, and I know you will miss her very much. She and my mother were good friends at Calvin Church many years ago.


  6. I have many fond memories of happy times together with our families. Rest in peace, Donna. My condolences to Bob and all the family.

  7. To Our friend, Bob and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy for the passing of a wonderful lady.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    May God comfort you in this very difficult time.
    In Jesus’ Love, Bill and Mary Challis

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