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Obituaries

Obituaries

John Gordon Baird 1916 - 2008 Hutchinson

Funeral services for John Gordon Baird, 91, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Elliott Chapel in Hutchinson. Private graveside services will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson.Mr. Baird died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at Brandon Woods Health Center in Lawrence.He was born March 1, 1916, in Vesper, the son of John C. and Julia Corbett Baird. He was a longtime resident of Hutchinson and moved to Lawrence in 2005.Mr. Baird served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a retired electrician and a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union 661. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church in Hutchinson and Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence.He married Norma Jean Roll on April 2, 1951, in Hutchinson. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, Ted G. and wife Katherine, Lenexa, and Jim and wife Joan, Overland Park; a daughter, Linda Frost and husband Victor, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.Mr. Baird was preceded in death by two sisters, Corinne Baird and Lola Mathews.The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Elliott Mortuary before the services.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, 67501.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.elliottmortuary.com">www.elliottmortuary.com</a>.