Nina Jane Baird ’48 unfortunately passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Glen Carbon, Illinois at the age of 92. She was born on January 8th, 1927 in Edwardsville, Illinois. She married Everett Baird in 1946, and the two owned and operated Midwest Foundry Supply until Everett’s death in 1975. Nina was elected as the Edwardsville city clerk in 1981, and retired from the position in 2001. She is survived by her son, Thomas Baird, her three grandchildren and her four great-grandchildren. Nina was a member of Saint John’s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, Edwardsville Rotary club, Edwardsville Junior Service Club, League of Women Voters, and was one of the original founders of the Edwardsville Community Foundation. Awards Nina received included the Paul Harris Fellow award, the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce Athena award, and she was a distinguished recipient of the Women of Achievement award.
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