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1951-2015

Annelle June McGuffee (Baird), 64, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 23. Ann was born Nov. 1, 1951, to Bant Baird Jr. and Mary Nell Baird (McGowan). Ann grew up in Midwest City and attended Midwest City High School. She completed her Bachelor of Education at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, and later, her Master of Education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Ann retired as a teacher from Edmond Public Schools in May 2015 after 36 years of service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and she is survived by her three children: Michael Horn, Jacquelyn DeGiusti (Kevin), and Grant McGuffee. She was also a loving grandmother “Gigi” to Jacob and Brooklyn DeGiusti. Ann is also survived by her siblings: Jimmy Baird, Rolley Baird, Sheryl Murphy, Brett Baird, Lisa Keylor, and Andra Baird.

Ann was deeply spiritual and kind while sharing her passion for life with those around her. Ann will be missed by her family, friends, and the many students whom she taught through the years.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, Life.Church Edmond Campus, 4600 E. 2nd St., Edmond.

Comments

  1. Although I lost touch with Ann many years ago, she is truly one of the most influential and admired people I could call my friend. She was four years my senior but we shared so many wonderful times together. She shared an apartment with me later on in Stillwater and taught me how to cook. Her meatloaf recipe is still prepared today as well as the baked chicken. We used to fight over the “goopies” left in the pan. I even made the wedding gown for her when she and Melvin married. It saddens me so that we did not have a chance to see each other again. My deepest sympathies to all her loved ones.

  2. I knew Ann through her sweet daughter Jacquelyn. Jacquelyn and I grew up together from 5th grade as close friends. Ann was always such a kind person and had a great smile. Her family and friends will miss her greatly. You will continue to be in my thoughts prayers.

  3. I will truly miss Annelle and wish I could have made it to the memorial service. I remember having lots of fun with her when we were children; she always made time for me although we were quite a few years apart in age. Later, as we got older, she and I had some good times when I was in my mid-teens and she her early 20’s. We even got together a time or two and went swimming after she had her first two kids and I had my first, Angela, who were not too far apart in age. I really wish I had kept in touch with her more, but we all know how that goes……….the kids, the job, the old man, the house, etc. etc. etc. My love and my prayers go out to her children; I’m sure this was quite devastating for them. Please let them know that if there is anything I can do for them, to just let me know.

  4. I am saddened to hear of Ann’s death. I first met her in 1978 when she had my daughter, Jaci, in 4 th grade. We frequently visited through the years at various district teaches’ meetings. She had my daughter again as a seventh grader at Cimarron years before I had the wonderful experience of teaching her daughter, Jacquelyn!
    Ann was an inspiration to hundreds of children through her dedication to education. The bubbly personality and enthusiasm she shared with everyone will be truly missed.
    My thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with each member of her family. Jacquelyn, you are in my heart.

  5. Dear Sheryl , I am so sorry to hear Annelle had passed away. I remember her best when you and I met in jr high a’few years’ back . What a fun big sister
    She had to be! Take care, love Clint

  6. She was my third grade teacher at sunset elementary and to date is still my favorite. It was 1992/93 and we had just moved so I was in a new school and she was just so amazing. I remember her joy, her Jeep that she used to take her windsurf board to the lake, and we always laughed that she was our size. Her energy was contagious and I’m very sad she left before I could tell her.

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