Lannie D. Bair, 81, an Anderson, IN resident for 52 years, passed away peacefully at her home December 25, 2022. She was born July 18, 1941, in Lexington, Kentucky as Lannie D. Martin to late parents, John Clarence Jackson and Lillie (Willoughby) Martin.
Lannie is preceded in death by her loving husband William “Del” Bair; sons, John (Theresa) Worsham and Richard Worsham, foster daughter Tiena Smith, and stepsons Eddie (Wanda) Bair, Dewey (Tami) Bair, and Glen Bair, and siblings; Edna Sugar, Mildred Mae, Viola Lee, Barbara Clay, Clarence Jackson Jr., Lilly M., Nancy Caroline, Marilyn Dale, and Anna Sue Martin. Lannie is survived by her brother, Ronald Wayne (Lorene) Martin; children, Becky (Ray) Reding, Roy M. Dawes, Candy, Lannie, and Elizabeth Bair and stepchildren and family, Connie (Kenneth) Hall; William Edward (Marney) Bair; John Bernard (Debra) Bair; Verna Lorene (Bair) Bowling (deceased, husband Billy); Dwight David (Debra) Bair; Melinda Kay Bair; Lannie is also survived by many loving grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren.
Raised in Kentucky, Lannie attended Lincoln Elementary School followed by Lexington Jr High. Lannie moved her family to Anderson, IN in 1969 where she laid roots and continued to grow her family. Lannie not only raised her children, but also proudly raised four of her grandchildren; Brady Bair, Jorden Bair, Jazmyne Jones, and Micha Jordan who knew and loved her as a mother. Lannie was the epitome of a Matriarch: strong, nurturing, and guiding. Lannie devoted her life to being a home health caregiver, constantly welcoming people who needed full-time care into her home as family. Always providing care for others helped instill family values of compassion for others, faith in God, and love for all.
Lannie loved gathering people and will be remembered for her class, southern hospitality, infectious laughter, and great cooking. Lannie’s hobbies included singing country music, sewing, and caring for her home. She and Del were devoted followers of God and members of Highland Baptist Church. Known in schools to all students as “Grandma Bair,” Lannie was dedicated to supporting education, always willing to lend a hand. Lannie enjoyed relaxing summer vacations at Lake Erie, taking grandchildren on boat rides and making endless memories.
Visitation for Lannie will be on Friday the 6th of January 2023, at the Legacy Funeral Home, 504 W. Ninth Street, Anderson, IN 46016, where family and friends may call from 12-2p.m. with a funeral service at 2p.m., and with a burial service at Maplewood to follow. Dinner will be served 4-6p.m. at Anderson Firefighters Lodge on 53rd St – all are welcome!