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“June will always be missed by me and all of our family. Since I was a young child, I can always remember June being there at family gatherings and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Jay Wendroth - St. Louis Park, MN

“Our family remembers June with fond memories and of course, smiles. June was an important part of our family and was loved by all of us. I remember...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Wendroth Theis

“I was so sad to hear about June's passing. She was a very very special lady. She and Joe moved from Hamel to Eden Valley shortly after our family...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Andrea (Wendroth) Ruhland - MN

“I have many many fond memories of June. The one that sticks out the most is when she had my twin brother and I over to play Shutes and Ladders and...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jill (Wendroth) Grunewald - MN

“I will always remember the good times down on the farm in Rossville. I spent many enjoyable days on that farm during the summer. I will miss you,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Kelley Meador - Norfolk, VA

“I'm sorry to hear of June's passing. Joe and June were a great couple and my family enjoyed it when they would stop in while visiting in town to say...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Melinda Storm - Indianapolis, IN

“My deepest sympathy to the family of June......she was a wonderful lady who spoke her mind and had a good heart. She will be missed by many. ...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Ginger Grant - Hoopeston, IL


June Baird, 87, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 8:35 P.M. Monday March 25, 2013 at her home after a battle with cancer. She was born Burneda June Kelley on March 6, 1926, the daughter of Clarance "Buck" and Bessie (Green) Kelley, the oldest of seventeen children. She married Joe Baird shortly before he was sent out to Germany during World War II and they had two children, Carol and Greg. Joe preceded her in death on March 27, 1997.
She is survived by one son, Greg (Cathy) Baird of Henning, IL; 8 sisters, Lorraine McBeath, Vicky Kelley and Peg (Bob) Clem all of Hoopeston, IL, Sally Goodwin of Phoenix, AZ, Glela Dalrymple of San Bernardino, CA, Wanda (Carl) Thompson of Paxton, IL, Darlene Davis and Karen (Don) Meador of Norfolk, VA; one brother, Steve (Sharon) Kelley of Jaydon, MO; three grandsons, Mike Boose, Greg Baird Jr. and Bill Baird; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by; her parents, husband, two sisters, five brothers and several nieces and nephews.
June worked at Scranton's in Hoopeston for several years. Later, she and her husband Joe traveled across the Mid-West and out west building golf courses with Madox Construction. They built 6 or 7 golf courses in the Minnesota countryside and bought a house near Rice Lake, outside of Paynesville, MN, where they lived for over 30 years. June moved back to Rossville, IL, several years ago, after losing her husband.