The Coshocton County Beacon April 1, 2020 - Page 8

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Hearing Aid Center Coshocton, OH • 135 Downtowner Plaza Hearing tests will be given on Thursday, April 2nd & Tuesday, April 7th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CALL 740-983-7463 or 888-584-5148 Zanesville, OH • 2800 Maple Ave Suite M1 Hearing tests will be given on Friday, April 3rd & Monday, April 6th and Wednesday, April 8th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CALL 740-586-7463 or 888-584-5148 FOR AN APPOINTMENT NOW! WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME! BF-00477039 Evening and Weekend tests by appointment. Most Insurance Plans Accepted! Managed Care Plans Offered! BRING THIS COUPON! John William Baird Joh n Wi l l ia m Ba i r d , beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died peace- fully surrounded by loved ones March 23 at the age of 83. John was born on Janu- ary 14, 1937, in Coshocton, Ohio, and graduated from Coshocton High School. John was an entrepre- neu r w it h a pa ssion for manufacturing, business, and the concrete industry. At the age of 20, he expand- ed h is fa m ily bu si ness, then known as Baird Sup- ply Company, to include ready-m i x concrete and the production of metal- lu rgical br iquet tes. T he fourth-generation family business star ted in 1904 as a feed and grain com- pany, J.A. Baird and Son. John’s continued innova- tion allowed the business to serve Coshocton and part- ner with industrial found- ries with a global impact. He was regarded as a leader amongst his peers and served as a past pres- ident of the Ohio Ready Mixed Concrete Associa- tion. He was also an active member of the Ohio Mason- ry Association. A lifelong Coshocton resident, John supported a variety of local organizations. SEND US YOUR NEWS! jsellers@alonovus.com Need to Advertise? I can help! BF-00477133 Contact Mark Fortune mfortune@alonovus.com or call 220-201-9679 Submitted Submitted John William Baird Among John’s life pas- sions was shooting sport- i n g cl ay s , a n d h e t o o k great joy in planning fish- ing and hunting trips with his son. He was patient and loved introducing his child ren and grandchil- dren to new experiences; he was looking for ward to going f ishing with h is g reat-g r a nd son. He loved the family’s summer weekends spent lounging around the backyard pool. He also loved Ohio State football and attended as many home games as pos- sible. Watching Buckeye g a me s w it h h i s g r a nd - daughters was a special joy for him. John’s greatest love was his family. He was a con- stant source of strength and wisdom. John suppor ted each family member unfail- ingly and took an interest in their passions — whether inheriting his son’s love of football or attending count- less cheerleading competi- tions, dance recitals, and spor ting events with his girls. He was in love with his wife, Margie, whom he mar ried in 1957. And he was eternally grateful to his daughter, Cynthia, for her unconditional love and support. John is preceded in death by his son, Robert “Bobby” Baird; his parents, Margaret (Page) and Maurice; and his brother, Jim. He is sur- vived by his wife, Margie (Vickers) Baird; his daugh- ter, Cynthia (Thomas) Alb- ertson; sister, Jean Graap; g r a n d c h i l d r e n Ti f f a n y (Todd) Patterson and Ash- ley (Alex Lippincott) Alb- ertson; and great-grandson Tanner Patterson. With unwavering faith, John was looking forward to being reunited with his son, Bobby. Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home served the family. A private funeral service for John’s family was held at The Presbyte- rian Church of Coshocton on Sat u rd ay, Ma rch 28, 2020 with Reverend Karen Crawford officiating. Inter- ment followed i n Sout h Lawn Cemetery with mili- tary honors conducted by Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abid- i ng Me mor ia l Fu nd for The Presbyterian Church of Coshocton, 142 N 4th St r e e t , C o s h o c t o n , OH 43812. Or, contributions can be designated to the Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation and sent to the Muskingum Valley Coun- cil, 734 Moorehead Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701. An online memorial can be viewed at www.given- dawson-paisleyfh.com. Luanna K. Sowers Luanna K. Sowers, 79, of Coshocton passed away o n Tu e s d ay, M a r ch 24, 2020 at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. Luanna was born Nov. 19, 1940 in Coshocton, OH and worked for Golden’s specialty store and the Tri- bune as the Society Edi- tor. Luan na then moved to Boonville, IN with her fam ily where she was a member of the National Women’s O rga n i zat ion, “Tri Delta Theta Tau” for m a ny ye a r s . Sh e s p e n t over ten years working for Souther n Indiana Reha- bilitation Services and was also ver y i nvolved with the Special Olympics, vol- Submitted Luanna K. Sowers unteer ing with them for many years. Luanna loved her family, especially her g r a ndch i ld r e n , a nd she also loved to dance. Luanna is survived by her daughters Kara (Rusty) Guilliams of Nashville and Marci Shirel of Coshoc- ton; granddaughter Mack- e n z i ( D a n i e l ) W i l d e r- muth; great-grandchildren Rowan, Porter and Riece Wi ld e r mut h ; a nd m a ny nieces and nephews. A l o n g w i t h h e r p a r- ents, Luanna is preceded in death by her husband Roger Sower s a nd her grandson Tyler Mohler. Per the family’s wishes a cremation will take place for Lu a n na. T he M iller Funeral Home is assisting the family at this time; an onli ne memor ial can be found at www.themillerfu- neralhome.com. For More News Log Onto... www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com