Helen Ruth Hird 1912 - 2008 Baldwin City
Funeral services for Helen Ruth Hird, 95, Baldwin City, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City. Graveside services will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City. Mrs. Hird died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Baldwin City.She was born July 7, 1912, near Baldwin City, the daughter of Robert Rancel and Dora Ellen Lucas Randel. She attended Coal Creek Country School in Douglas County.Mrs. Hird was a homemaker and farm wife. She attended Coal Creek Gospel Hall in rural Baldwin City. She married Delbert Virgil Hird on March 15, 1939, in Lawrence. He died Oct. 6, 2005. Survivors include many nieces, nephews and friends.The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home before the services. A reception at Coal Creek Gospel Hall in Baldwin City will follow the graveside services. The family suggests memorials to the Helen Ruth Hird Memorial Fund, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 Ninth St., P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.