Mary Frances (Biddle) Baird, 99 of Fishers and formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021.
She was born on Dec. 3, 1921 to the late Ken and Velma (Hughes) Biddle in Baltimore, Md.
She graduated high school in 1939 from Cleveland, Ohio. She followed in her father's footsteps and went to work for his company in Sheridan, Biddle Precision Components, learning the business. She started out working as her father's secretary for many years, then eventually became President of the company in 1980. She ran it for many years, finally retiring in 1991.
Mrs. Baird, like her father, loved the town of Sheridan and was very involved with the community. She continued to serve her father's legacy while serving on the board of the Biddle Memorial Foundation, which has contributed millions to Sheridan and Hamilton County philanthropies.
Mrs. Baird was a woman of faith, and a member of Sheridan United Methodist Church, and also a member of Sheridan Eastern Star.
When she was not busy with her humanitarian efforts, she enjoyed gardening and showing off her garden. Mrs. Baird loved her family and she looked forward to spending time with them and teaching them the values of hard work and faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Myers of Fishers, and Kay (Bob) Palmer of St. Augustine, Fla.; grandchildren Roger (Tammy) Myers of Fishers, Brian Myers of Carmel, John (Laurie) Myers of Charlestown, N.H., Greg (Andrea) Palmer of St. John, Fla. and Holly (Jeff) Snell of Noblesville; great-grandchildren Jake, Josh, Lydia, Audrey, Corbin, Alexa, Justin, Jordan, Kayla, Jaelyn, Madison and Meaghan; and a great-great-grandchild Nora.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Baird in 1999.
A celebration of life service will be scheduled for a later date.
Everyone is invited to sign the online guest book, leave a condolence or share a memory at fisherfunerals.com.