Telva R. Baird 76, of Shelbyville, IL went to be with God at 8:05 AM Monday Dec. 12, 2011 in Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday Dec. 17, 2011 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville, IL.Pastor Jim Whittaker will officiate.Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until time of the service on Saturday. Burial will be in Brunswick Cemetery near Findlay, IL.Memorials can be made to the Fourth Street United Methodist Church in Shelbyville.On line condolences: www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com
Telva was born May 2, 1935 in Shelby County, Illinois the daughter of Harvey P. and Ada Margaret Skidmore Daugherty.
She married Carl Baird on May 13, 1963 and he passed away July 17, 1995.
Telva graduated from Shelbyville High School in the Class of 1954.She and Carl lived their entire married life on Washington Street in Shelbyville.She was instrumental in the formation of the “ Twilighters” , a group of friends who loved and playedcountry music together.
Telva was employed by P. & H. Manufacturing Co.in Shelbyville for 40 years.
She was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge both in Shelbyville.
She loved country music, THE CUBS, reading and drinking coffee and swapping tales with her many friends at McDonalds Restaurant.
Telva possessed many friends who loved and assisted her in her later years, but a special thanks must be given to Catherine Yutmeyer, Certified Physicians Assistant of Shelbyville, Dr. Lana D. Schmidt of Effingham, as well as the staff of the Shelbyville Manor and Shelby Memorial Hospital.
She is survived by special grandson and beloved helper Randy Baird and wife Marcy of Shelbyville; special nieces : Ronett Coffman and husband Christopher of Ladson, SC, Mary Dwiggins and husband Mark of Charleston, IL; nephew Ronnie Camfieldand wife Karen of Gays, IL; step-children: Margie Leming, William Baird and wife Roma and PeggyHuberall of Shelbyville; grandchildren: Linda Linster and husband Les of Ireland, Gary Leming and wife Kate of Springfield, IL and Terry Baird and wife Marla of Chatham, IL ,Paul Smithof Shelbyville as well as the afore mentioned Randy Baird and wife Marcy; nine great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren.
Telva was preceded in death by her husband Carl, parents, granddaughter Sonja Ann Butler, great granddaughter Sarah Linster, brothers: Harvey and Eli Daugherty, a sister in infancy and son-in-law Walter Chris Leming.