Archive for Friday, May 29, 1998


May 29, 1998


— Services for Betty Dean Laird, 68, Topeka, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Topeka.

Mrs. Laird died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at a Topeka hospital.

She was born March 4, 1930, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Claude and Gladys Davies Bidwell. A homemaker, she had lived in Lawrence for 15 years before moving to Topeka in 1970. She was a graduate of Wyandotte High School, Kansas City, Kan.

She married Duane A. Laird on Dec. 4, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan. He survives.

Other survivors include her mother, Gladys Bidwell, Topeka; three daughters, Vickie Bailey, Omaha, Neb., Linda Schreiner, Topeka, and Shelly Dodson, Topeka; a stepson, Steve, Phoenix; and six grandchildren.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, Northern Area Office, 1315 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka 66604.

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