Helen K. Wallace Baird

July 15, 1924February 16, 2012

Helen K. Baird, 87, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2012, at Deaconess Gateway. She was born July 15, 1924, in Evansville.

She was a member of Oak Hill Church of Christ. She loved to cook and lived for her family. She was “Queen of Aviation Avenue” and was loved by all.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Y. Baird, in 2003; and nine brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughters, Helen Jennings of Evansville and Jean (James) Eastwood of Washington; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at Alexander East Chapel, officiated by Rev. Mark Engel, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 21, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Helen K. Wallace Baird

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Donna A

February 22, 2012

Grandma, You fought a great fight! I never knew you could fight that hard. I can't believe you gone. I love you so much. Thanks for being a wonderful grandma! I would not change one thing about you! You made us who we all are today! Tough and ready for the world! Thanks for finally giving me your mac and cheese recipe. I'm still not as good as you! Love and will never forget you!

February 20, 2012

Bootsie & Jeannie,
Was so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I had to laugh when I read the obit about her being the "Queen of Aviation Avenue". That was so true. She kept up with everyone so dilligently and helped all when she was able. Will keep you all in my prayers.
Susy Lampkins Dayvolt

Tracy Mahler

February 20, 2012

We prayed for beautiful, strong willed Helen in recent months and now we pray for strength for the wonderful family she left behind. Donna, David and Amanda, you were truly blessed to have known Grandma through her 87th year. We would love to be with you to hold and hug. Virtual hugs from your friends at BJC.

February 20, 2012

Nothing Beautiful In This World Is Ever Really Lost Those We Cherish Will Live On In Memory.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deaconess Home Medical Equipment and Infusion Staff

Linda Dunn

February 19, 2012

Bootsie and Jeannie......Was so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother who was a great lady and took care of everyone when she was well. She will be missed by everyone and everytime we came back to Evansville in the summer I always made it a point to see Helen. She always made the best pies. Will keep you in my prayers.
Linda Miles Dunn

February 19, 2012

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time of your sorrow.
Seems like when we grow up and leave the neighborhood we just don't keep
in contact with the people who we really knew back when.
She will be truely missed. I know both of you loved her dearly.

Donna Crane Rayshell

February 19, 2012

We loved your mom very much,GOD is going to love her too. dott and jack king

Diane & Steve Thompson

February 19, 2012

Jeannie and Bootsie, we were so sorry to hear about Helen. We loved her very much. Thank you, for sharing Helen with us. When my mom passed away, Helen said " I'll be your mom now" We will always remember the lunches at the Pie Pan after church, she always had room for lemon pie. The little ones at church will miss her M&M candies. Our prayers are with you. The Thompsons

Judy Miles McCain

February 19, 2012

Jeannie and Bootsie, I am so sorry to hear that your Mom had passed away. I have many memories of her and my Mom chatting on your front porch as well as other memories. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joyce Hardison

February 19, 2012

Our prayers go out to all of the family through this hard time. She is for sure the "Queen", if ya wanted to know anything about this neighborhood just ask her!!!! She will be missed for sure!!! I know my mother will miss talking to her on the phone, because she will be 93 in May & she just don't have any "friends" left and now she has lost another one!!!! My grandson as soon as he heard the sad news, awww she always gave me M&M's.....Helen was a good person, she would do anything for you if she could......BUT, it had to be done her way lol, she will be missed by many of these neighbors!!!! This is a very good picture of her too!!!! We will see you again...........

Mattie Simpson, Joyce, Shannon & Connor Hardison & Steve Scheu