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Ralph Baity

Jul 20th, 1934 - Apr 14th, 2024

Graveside Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Elmwood Cemetery

Those who wish to attend are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.


      Ralph V. Baity, age 89, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, April 14, 2024, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

      He was born July 20, 1934, in Flora, the son of Floyd and Fyrn (Flick) Baity.  He was united in marriage to Judy D. Greenwood on April 5, 1959, at Bethlehem Christian Church, and they recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

      Ralph was an area farmer and had worked at Clay County Hospital in Environmental Services for over 30 years.  He was devoted member of Bethlehem Christian Church, serving as a Deacon and Elder, offering guidance and mentorship to fellow members.  Over the years Ralph had been very active as a leader in local 4H groups, sharing his love of agriculture with youth.  He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.  A practical joker with an infectious laugh, Ralph loved to tease.  His family will remember that although he had very strong hands and grip he had a soft, kind heart.

      He is survived by his wife: Judy Baity of Flora; son: Kevin (Penny) Baity of Clarksville, Indiana; daughter: Angela (John) Casolari of Flora; grandchildren: Danielle (Ethan) Craig of Noble, Jerrica (Josh) Jennings of Mt. Zion, Kyle (Hannah) Baity of Flora, Lauren (Connor) Bird of St. Louis, John Casolari of Flora, and Robert Casolari of Flora; great-grandchildren: Kase, Hoyt, Lakelynn, and Gracie; sister: Doris Adomatis of South Carolina; 3 brothers-in-law: Richard (Daryl) Greenwood of Kissimmee, Florida, Thomas (Connie) Greenwood, and Ervin Zimmer of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law: Rolla “Sug” and Nora Greenwood; sister: Dorothy Duvick; and a sister-in-law: Alice Zimmer.

      A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora.  Those who wish to attend are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Bethlehem Christian Church, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:  


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Brenda L Bullard

April 15th

Kevin, Angela and families: I was so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Sending you all prayers of peace and comfort. I was blessed to call him my friend.

Mark Henson

April 15th

I remember Ralph and his father farming the field next to our house on Shadwell Street in the 50's and 60's. He was always quiet and patient and did what his father instructed as we kids were sometimes in the way. He seemed to be a good man even to young fellow who anticipated the times throughout the year when Mr. Baity (Floyd) and his son Ralph would arrive to work the field.

Carolyn Scott

April 16th

So sorry for your loss

Kim Welty

April 16th

Judy, Angela, Kevin and family my heartfelt condolences ๐Ÿ™ He was such a Wonderful kind Man. Your all in my Thoughts and Prayers with Love โค๏ธ Kim

Barb and Bruce Brown

April 16th

We are so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Another Angel in Heaven.

Judy Lusk

April 16th

Judy and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. I worked at the hospital when Ralph did. He was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed by all those who knew him. I pray that God will comfort each of you in a way that only He can. Rest in peace, Ralph.

Susan and Jim Allison

April 16th

We had the pleasure of working with Ralph at Clay County Hospital for many years. He was a loyal employee and always friendly, a kind man. Rest in Peace Ralph Judy, Angie and Kevin youโ€™re in our hearts and prayers.

Dale and Sandi Castleberry

April 16th

So sorry for your loss. ๐ŸŒบ

Cynthia DeSelms

April 16th

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Reynolds

April 16th

My condolences to the family ๐Ÿ™ I worked with Ralph at Clay County Hospital and he was a very nice man.โค๏ธ

Kim Welty

April 17th

Judy, Angela and Kevin and family my heartfelt condolences ๐Ÿ™ Your all in my Thoughts and Prayers. Ralph was a Wonderful, Kind man that I met during my work day's at CCH. With Love โค๏ธ Kim

Vickie Simpson

April 17th

Always enjoyed talking to Ralph at the old CCH hospital, always a smile and a story. Prayers for the family

Bill and Robin Atwood

April 17th

Ms. Judy and family, We are sorry for your loss. We enjoyed our North Olive neighbors. If we can help, please let us know.

Becky Bonville

April 17th

Angela and family: I am so very sorry to see the passing of your dad. My dad has been gone since 2017 and I miss him every day! My sympathies and condolences to you all.

Becky Lewis

April 17th

Miss Judy, you are in my thought & prayers

Trudy J Zimmerman Stanford

April 18th

I am so very sorry for your loss. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Christina & Mark Linder

April 19th

Our hearts go out to the family during this time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie Adams

April 19th

Kevin, Angie, and families, So sorry for the loss of your dad. He was always so kind and had a kind word for everyone. He will be greatly missed! Julie

Terry Igert

April 20th

Ralph was a very sweet, caring man!!! We are sorry we missed the service. We are praying for you all!! May God comfort you all!!! We will see him again!!



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