Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN


William E. Baylis

December 6, 1936August 21, 2020

William E. Baylis, 83 of Greensburg, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020. William was born on December 6, 1936 in Greensburg, the son of Edward and Nellie (Caster) Baylis. He was a 1957 graduate of Greensburg High School. On August 28, 1960 he married Judith Clark at the Bethel Apostolic Church and she preceded him in death on April 3, 2014. Survivors include his son Edward L. Baylis of Greensburg; his sisters – Ruth Aldrich of Galesburg, IL and Edna Wagner of Greensburg; and his brother Robert (Kay) Baylis of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years; two sons – Mark and William Baylis; one brother Jim Baylis; and his half-sister Mary Baylis. William worked for Bohn Aluminum for 40 years and was a faithful member of the Bethel Apostolic Church. Following state guidelines for social distancing and facial coverings, a visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 4pm – 7pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Bethel Apostolic Church with Rev. Todd Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Apostolic Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.


  • Edward Baylis, Father (deceased)
  • Nellie N. (Caster) Baylis, Mother (deceased)
  • Judith Mae (Clark) Baylis, Wife (deceased)
  • Edward L. Baylis, Son
  • Mark Baylis, Son (deceased)
  • William Baylis, Son (deceased)
  • Ruth Aldrich, Sister
  • Edna Wagner, Sister
  • Robert (Kay) Baylis, Brother
  • Jim Baylis, Brother (deceased)
  • Mary Baylis, Half-Sister (deceased)

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  • Bethel Apostolic Church


  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, August 28, 2020


William E. Baylis

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John Tumilty

August 24, 2020

June and I, on occasion, would, meet Bill and Ed at Frisches and have a chit-chat at our table or theirs, depending on who got there first. He was lots of fun. Bill's wife Judy and my wife June, graduated from Greensburg High School in the same class.

Dawn Malone-Huffman

August 24, 2020

My deepest condolences goes to Edward for the loss.

I was a former member of Bethel Apostolic Church years ago. I remembered him and his family, mostly Little Bill and Mark. Even though I'm deaf, the communication between us were almost always silent but his family's kindness and their ever ready smile are the most loud volume, heartwarming and sweet memories I have of them. Rest In Peace.

Karon Smiley

August 22, 2020

Bill was a great cousin, always had a smile on his face. Even though I was younger I can still see the love they had for each other on their wedding day.

Nick Aldrich

August 22, 2020

Always an encourager, always a smile, always quick to lift others up even though he lived in constant pain and heartbreak from the loss of Aunt Judy. God was his anchor and love as long as I knew him. You’d think he never had a care in the world, at least nothing greater than someone else’s which he was quick to encourage you that God would take care of it. He accidentally called me a few weeks ago and we had some great memory laughs and as always went to talking of God and His love.
What a wonderful legacy he left me and what a high bar to strive to meet. Rest now Uncle Bill, say hello to both my grandma and grandpas, Aunt Judy, and give my dad a hug, he will be so happy to reunite with you.
Love you, till we meet again, I’ll see you as soon as I can make the rounds.
Nick 🙏🙏
“It don’t always rain and Goodbyes are not forever!”

Mary (Weisner) Yoder

August 22, 2020

Bill Baylis was a classmate in 1957 when we all graduated from Greensburg High School. Bill was really a fun person when he and Bobby finally came to one of our class reunion after they found out we didn't have liquor. We didn't need it to be happy and have fun. He sat with us - Lois, Erma, Janie, Bobby, me, etc., and what a fun time we had. Just talking about the silly things we did in high school. The evening ended too soon. We all looked forward to our next reunion and the next. Sadly, Bill will not be with us next time but our good memories of bygone days will stay with us forever. I can still hear his laugh. Mary Yoder, 14980 E Ridge Rd, Arp, TX 75750


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