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Fern Hasler Baird

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

 Fern Hasler Baird, 98, of Terre Haute and formerly of Newberry and Bloomfield and Paris, IL passed away at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2007 at Davis Gardens in Terre Haute.

She was born August 28, 1909 in Elnora, the daughter of William A. and Katherine A. Lucas. She married Cleatus "Dick" Hasler in September 1928 in Elnora. He preceded her in death in August 1967. She later married Jack Baird in January 1975 in Bradenton, FL He preceded her in death in October 1986.

She was a homemaker and had also sold high school graduation supplies for over 30 years for Educational Supply and Josten's Supply Companies. She was a member of Newberry United Methodist Church of Newberry, Indiana, Newberry Progressive Club, and a member and past Worthy Matron of Newberry Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Past Matrons Club of Bloomfield and was a former Indiana Grand Martha. She attended First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) while residing in Paris.

Survivors include a son, Joseph (Nila) Hasler of Paris, IL; three grandchildren, Daniel (Kathy) Hasler of Indianapolis, Douglas (Deena) Hasler of Paris, IL and Nancy (Keith) Gregg of Nashville, TN; six great-grandchildren, Daniel J. Hasler Jr., Brooke Hasler, Corie Rose Hasler, Joseph Dean Hasler, Alexis Hasler Gregg, and Allie Rose Gregg; two step-daughters, Jackie Sturgeon of Ellettsville and Katherine Hrycak of Culver; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

Services celebrating her life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Newberry United Methodist Church in Newberry. Burial will follow in Prairie Chapel Cemetery near Newberry.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. CST Friday at the Templeton Funeral Home in Paris, IL and one hour prior to services Saturday at Newberry United Methodist Church. An Eastern Star service will be conducted immediately prior to services at the church on Saturday by Newberry O.E.S.

Memorial contributions may be made to Newberry United Methodist Church or to First Christian Church of Paris, both in care of Templeton Funeral Home, 600 E. Court St., Paris, IL 61944.