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Visitation services for Cynthia Jo Baird, 61, Dora, Missouri, will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon, with funeral service beginning at 12:00 Noon, on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Union Grove Baptist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Cynthia went home to be with her savior and her Dad, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

She was born August 17, 1951, at Gallipolis, Ohio, to Erma Earnestine Fraley Baird and the late Glenn O. Baird. She lived her life in Gallipolis, Ohio and graduated from Gallia Academy High School. After graduation, she worked at the Gal-Co Workshop for forty-one years. She was an active member of the First Church of God in Gallipolis. Cynthia and her mother, Erma, came three years ago to live with her sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Bill McKinney of Dora, Missouri. Cynthia was a volunteer at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. She met many wonderful friends while working there. Cindy never met a stranger. She loved life and enjoyed family, traveling, quilting, youth group at Church of God, her Alpacas, piano, dulcimer and signing her praises to Our Lord. On April 10, 2010 she was diagnosed with Leukemia and fought a very hard battle. She endured seven months of Chemo at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis and other treatments at OMC in West Plains. She was a fighter to the end, always saying, “I am fine.” The cancer never took her soul. She was surrounded by many family members and friends when she went Home to be with Our Lord and her father. Living in Dora she was an active member of Union Grove Baptist Church. Cindy enjoyed singing in church every Sunday. She sang Sunday, April 14, a song which she lived by, “One Day at a Time, Sweet Jesus”. Cindy had a smile that you could never forget.

She is survived by her mother, Erma Baird, West Plains, Missouri, formerly of Gallipolis, Ohio; three sisters, Rebecca Pasquale, husband, John, Gallipolis, Ohio, Donna McKinney, husband, Bill, Dora, Missouri and Kimberly Bates, Jackson, Ohio; one brother, Ron Baird, wife, Phyllis, Jefferson, Georgia; twelve nieces and nephews; thirty-one great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Her father, one niece, Cassandra Canterbury and one nephew, Michael Pasquale, precede her in death.

Funeral services will be held next week at First Church of God, with burial at the Pine Street Cemetery, under direction of Waugh-Haley-Wood Funeral Home, Gallispolis, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Ozarks Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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