Doris Kay Baird, 80, Lawson, Mo., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Doris Kay was born on September 27, 1938, in Ray County, Mo., the daughter of Emil Nolker and Elsie (Hankins) Nolker.
She was united in marriage to Jesse DeWayne Baird on December 22, 1957. Doris graduated from Lawson High School in 1957. She has the distinction of being the first woman elected to the Lawson School Board. She retired from Tredegar in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Doris Kay was an active member of Old Union Church, Lawson, Mo. She was a long-time Sunday school teacher and Bible study leader, her faith in Jesus influenced and impacted many lives. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her generous hospitality and the joy she found sharing her faith in Jesus. One of her greatest joys was raising her five boys.
She was preceded in death by her parents and granddaughter, Kyla Baird.
She leaves behind her husband of 60 years, Jesse Baird; two brothers, Donald Nolker (Dorothy) of Polo, Mo., and Kevin Nolker (Debbie) of Warrensburg, Mo.; five sons, Kent Baird (Rhonda) of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Brent Baird (Diana) of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Jeff Baird (Heather) of Rogersville, Mo., Tim Baird (Sheila) of Lawson, Mo., and Steve Baird (Shelley) of Bowling Green, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; brother-in-law, Donald Baird of Portland, Ore.; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Booth of Palm Springs, Calf.; two nieces and numerous friends.
A memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018 at Old Union Church, 17990 N. Union Rd, Lawson, MO. Memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, also at the church, followed by burial at Old Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to be sent to New Hope Missions International, 4243 SW McCrory St., Port St. Lucie, FL 34953. www.newhopehaiti.com Contributions will be used to help build a church in Haiti.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home Lawson Chapel.
Our Sincere Condolences
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. God be with you all.
Long time KC Star customer, Charlene Brunner
Jesse and your family: It has been a long time since we have seen you, but so very sorry to hear about your loss. Doris Kay was always so kind and pleasant to be around. I did not know that she had been ill, but please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Take care, Joyce
With sadness we heard that my good friend and colleague passed away. We worked for 17 years in the same office. My heartfelt sympathies for Jesse her husband and her sons with their families.
Doris was a very good person, wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Rest in peace Doris.