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Jeanie (Baird) Gardner

Godfrey 04/18/2013

Jeanie (Baird) Gardner, 85, passed away at 6:36 am, Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Alton Memorial Hospital.


She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 16, 1928 the daughter of the late George M.P. and Mary (Johnson) Baird.

She married William C. Gardner in Pittsburgh, PA on June 14, 1952.  He preceded her in death in 1999.

Jeanie worked at Montecello and Lewis & Clark College as a Graphic Artist for 20 years until she retired in 1992. She was a volunteer for St. Anthony’s Hospital and Hospice for over 15 years. She was a former longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alton.

She is survived by two sons, Drew “Jamie” and his spouse Teresa Gardner of Greenville, SC, Scott Gardner of Lake St. Louis, MO; one sister, Deirdra Watkins of Pittsburg, PA; and three grandchildren, Perrin, Brenna and Olivia Gardner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Ian Gardner, and one brother, Donald Baird.

Memorial visitation will be from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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