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Lois Baird

Lois V. Baird, age 81, of Jasper, Missouri peacefully passed on to be with her heavenly Father surrounded by a multitude of family and friends on December 27, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Carthage, Missouri.

Lois was born July 23, 1938 in Carthage, MO. to LeRoy Etcheson and Mary Mae Engle. On June 21, 1959, Lois married Paul Allen Baird Jr. in Nashville, MO., and together they lived in numerous locations while Paul was stationed in the Navy.
Lois worked as a nurse with the Sisters of Mercy and retired from Freeman O.R. in 2018.
Survivors include one son, Mark Baird, Jasper, MO; two daughters, Paula Colley, Miller, MO and Tammy (Tom) Noland, Parsons, Kansas; one brother, Sammy Jr. Etcheson, Alba, MO; eight grandchildren, Louis Conard, Sarah Callaway, Mary Jo Barnes, Elizabeth (Susie) Colley, Rachel Colley, Stephanie Jackson, Garret Noland and Fisher Noland; along with eight great-grandchildren.
Preceding Lois in death were her parents; her husband; four brothers; Leroy Etcheson Jr., Virgil Etcheson, Robert (Bill) Etcheson, and Luther (Dutch) Etcheson; two sisters, Viola Wardlow and Martha Condon; one grandson, Greg Jackson; one great-grandson, Colton Jackson; and one great-granddaughter, Viola Colley.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Nashville Christian Church with burial to follow at Waters Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Lamar Christian Church.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Freeman O.R. Nursing Education Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#5 Monett, MOLinda Bartelsmeyer 2019-12-31 15:19
I am so sorry to hear of Lois' passing. She was a wonderful, caring lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you peace during this time.

Bob and Linda (Newman) Bartelsmeyer
#4 Joplin, MOPat Shank, R.N. 2019-12-30 15:45
To The Family:
From the day Lois came to St. John's School of Nursing, I knew she was special!!! But when I got to orient her to the OR, she just bloomed! She loved OR as much as I did.
I loved, respected and treasured her as my friend.
My heart aches for our loss, but memories will always be in our hearts.
My love, prayers and care are with all of you.
Pat Shank R.N.
#3 Webb City , MoHoward and Gwenn Smi 2019-12-30 06:58
She was a wonderful lady and nurse to work with. So sorry for your loss.
#2 Cole Camp MOThe Waynick Family 2019-12-30 03:00
We send our deepest condolences to the family with their loss. What an amazing woman Lois was. She touched our family and we absolutely adored her. We send our prayers and love to all of you.
#1 Webb City, MODenise Dragoo, RN 2019-12-30 02:59
Please accept my sympathy on Lois's passing. Lois was a wonderfully smart lady with a great sense of humor and a joy to work with. She was one of a kind. As a family, you must have been very proud of her. She will be missed.

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