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Wilma Hagan Hinton Baird

July 25, 1935 — May 10, 2023

Owensboro

Wilma Hagan Hinton Baird

 

 Wilma Hagan (Hinton) Baird, 87, of Owensboro died at her home surrounded by her children on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.

A Whitesville native, she was born on July 25, 1935 to the late Kernie Hagan and Mary Etta Ward

Hagan. While having six young children at home, Wilma earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from

Brescia University and her Masters and Rank One from Western Ky University. She retired from the

Daviess County School System after having taught at Stanley, Sorgho, Grand Chain, IL, Thruston and

Philpot Elementary schools. Mrs. Baird also taught religious education and faith in Jesus to many young souls.

 

Wilma has been an active, devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church since 1965. She

served in many capacities including funeral meals, lectoring, visiting the home bound, the hospital, as well as a member of the choirs of both Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Stephen Cathedral.

With a great love, Mrs. Baird was an Oblate at the Passionist Monastery in Whitesville, where her husband, Richard was made the first Passionist Oblate in the United States. She was also a proud

member of Right to Life of Owensboro.

At the age of 83 and 84, Wilma said yes to a late calling by making two missionary trips to the mountain area of Lalomas, Haiti where she fell in love with the people.  She sponsored several school children, teachers, and made medical treatment available to several children in need.

Mrs. Baird was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Richard “Dickie” Baird and her son, Loyd

E. Hinton; siblings William Herman Hagan, Thomas Bernard Hagan, Lawrence Damon ”Doc” Hagan,

Joseph G “J.D.” Hagan and Audrey Louis “Dit” Hagan.

 

She is survived by her sons; Edward Hinton of Owensboro, Lonnie Hinton (Cathy) of Vienna, IL, Robin

Hinton (Julie) of Karnak, IL and Rick Baird of Evansville, IN; daughters Donna Duffy (Jim) and Lavida

Mischel (Hal), both of Owensboro and two sisters; Hazel Aud and Juanita Rhodes, both of Whitesville,

13 grandchildren, Audrey Robinson (James), Tyler Baird, Tate Baird, Hannah Baird, Hagan Baird (Laura), Lydia Baird, Noah Baird, Ryan Duffy (Samantha), Shawnte Bacher (Brent), Angela Hagan, Jerred Matthews (Tanya), Marissa Matthews, and Stark Hinton, and numerous great grandchildren.

 

The funeral mass will be 10 AM Monday, May 15,at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with burial following in Resurrection Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2 PM until 7 PM Sunday with prayers at 6 PM at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and from 9 AM until the time of the mass Monday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The Haiti Mission of Sts. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church, 609 E. 4th Street, Owensboro Ky 42303 or to the Passionist Nuns Monastery, 8564 Crisp Rd., Whitesville, KY  42378.  Messages and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.

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Visitation

Sunday, May 14, 2023

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Monday, May 15, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

4029 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Mass

Monday, May 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

4029 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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Burial

Monday, May 15, 2023

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Resurrection Cemetery Chapel

5404 KY-54, Owensboro, KY 42303

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