Bloomington - Charlene Rae Baird, 85, passed peacefully from this life at 5:06 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Aperion Care in Bloomington.
Charlene's request of cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be at a later date.
She was born on December 31, 1934 in Bloomington, to Virgil and Mary Bell Baird.
Surviving are her brother, George G. (Edith) Baird of Bois D'Arc, Missouri and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Wayne E., Sr., Merle Gene, and James W., Sr., and one nephew, Jimmy Baird.
Charlene was educated in Bloomington schools. She was of Scottish, Irish, and German descent, but favored Irish, especially St. Patrick's Day. She had a wit about her. Charlene could challenge anyone with trivia and had stories she could tell of her childhood with her parents, brothers, and relative growing up. She was a social person and knew everyone.
Charlene loved to help the staff at Aperion decorate the building for the holidays and set up for parties, color pages from adult coloring books, and shared the finished art with relatives and residents. She was an active member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #454.
She also was a serious bingo player and enjoyed crafts. Charlene was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan and missed not being able to see the games on TV due to the Corona Virus restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Lung Association (55 West Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, Illinois 60601.
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