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Waters Funeral Home
Wednesday December 1st, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Waters Funeral Home
Wednesday December 1st, 2021

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Laddonia Cemetery
Wednesday December 1st, 2021

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Johney Belinda Baird

Johney Belinda Baird, age 68, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 1:34 pm Friday, November 26, 2021, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Waters Funeral Home. Pastor Nathan Geesey will officiate. Burial will be in the Laddonia Cemetery following the service.

Visitation celebrating Johney's life will be held at 12:00 pm until the time of service Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at the Waters Funeral Home.

Johney was born on April 4, 1953, in Rector, Arkansas the daughter of Raymond and Anna Sue (Meese) Kent.

She was united in marriage to Larry Baird, Sr. on July 6, 1971, in Frankford, Missouri. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include Son, Larry (Crystal Bontz) Baird, Jr. of Vandalia; Daughter, Angie (Andrew Shaw) Schlotter of Vandalia; Four Brothers, Ray (Agnes) Kent of New Florence, Chuck Kent of Wellsville, Bradley Kent of New Florence, and Dewitt (Doris) Vaugn of Middletown; Three Sisters, Sandra Martin of Jefferson City, Alice Hill of Middletown, and Lisa Kent of Middletown; Two Granddaughters, Josie Bontz, and Julia Schlotter; and Two Grandsons, Weston Schlotter, and Aaden Shaw.

She was preceded in death by Father, Raymond Kent; Mother, Anna Sue (Meese) Kent; and Stepmother, Juanita Kent.

Johney graduated from Bowling Green High School Class of 1971 and worked as a CNA for Tri-County Nursing Home, Lagoons Garment Factory and Target Windows in Vandalia.

She loved to sew and spend time in her flower gardens. Anyone who knew Johney would say she was friendly and enjoyed visiting with people. She was often found making her daily trip to the grocery store just to visit the workers and people in the community. She loved her family and being with them more than anything.

Pallbearers will be Bill Maiden, Travis McDonald, Jessie McCurdy, John Pargeon, Heath Gaston, Doug Grote and Wes Fuget.

Honorary Pallbearers are Bufford Barnes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Waters Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Johney's memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Johney Baird, please visit our flower store.


A candle was lit in memory of Johney Baird

Kyhl Mccurdy Dec 13 2021 11:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Johney Baird

Marsha Jeffries Dec 11 2021 2:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Johney Baird

Samantha and Jeremy Fendrick Dec 2 2021 10:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Johney Baird

Debbie Hopke Dec 1 2021 9:33 PM

So Sorry for you loss. I have known Johney a long time. We worked together at one time.

Kelly Stanford Dec 1 2021 9:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Johney Baird

Mary Brown Dec 1 2021 2:57 PM

Oh my i hate to hear this!!! SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS..... Heaven received a beautuful person.....I liked Miss Johney a lot.... May she rest in peace.....

Linda M Bogue Dec 1 2021 2:23 PM

My aunt Johney will never fade from my memory no matter how long it takes for me to see her again up in the heavens. She had a many of titles throughout my 47 yrs of knowing her. She was a wonderful child to her parents. A great sister. My awesome aunt. A wonderful wife to her husband and the greatest parent a child could possibly have, tied with my mom, Johneys sister . She was a hard worker and took care of her family but also knew when it was time for a little fun and to live life and kick back a little. Her and my mom would take us kids swimming, or the zoo, and to six flags. We rode out to Virginia Beach and all seen the ocean together. She was a warm hearted, kind, protecting loving person who put everyone in front of herself just to see them happy and smile. I'll never forget her happy screams on scary rides at six flags or the dancing we all use to do at bomb fire parties or kaereoke night. She gave me a lot of happiness through my lifetime. Anyway, aunt Johney I'm sorry I couldn't be there today physically at your funeral, but you know I'm there emotionally and spiritually. I'll see you soon. Watch over us all. Love your nephew Steven presley

Steve presley Dec 1 2021 1:17 PM

Angie, Little Larry and Big Larry , It's been a long time since our families hung out together. We grew up living right across the street from each other. Your family was just like my own. We loved you guys so much. Your mom was the nicest person I will ever know. She always made us feel welcomed and loved. I will never forget her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today and for many days to come. Love you. Staci (McCurdy) Maloney

Staci Dec 1 2021 11:04 AM

Johnny was a very good friend of mine. She was such a special person. She will be missed.

Merle and Renee James Nov 30 2021 11:26 PM

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