Dorothy M. Baldwin

Graveside services for Dorothy M. Baldwin, 81, Clinton, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Clinton Cemetery, with Pastor Don Ogden officiating.

Mrs. Baldwin died Tuesday, Aug, 9, 2011 at her home.

She was born Mar. 29, 1930, in the Hesper Community, south of Eudora, the daughter of Ralph and Ethel Westerhouse Votaw. She graduated from Eudora High School.

Mrs. Baldwin worked as an election clerk for Douglas County, and retired from there after many years of service. She previously had worked in the meat department at Rusty’s IGA. She also worked on the family farm, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and crocheting.

She married Moreland Baldwin on May 23, 1948, in Eudora. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Joyce Lindsey, in 1989; a brother, Vernon Votaw, and a sister, Eva Lancaster.

Survivors include a son, Jim Baldwin and wife Jerri, Clinton; two grandsons, Loren and Donald Baldwin; and a sister, Lela Morley, Eudora.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. At the request of Mrs. Baldwin, the casket will remain closed.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Diane Diffley...

I met Dorothy way back in the 70’s when I worked in the Register of Deeds office. She was always very upbeat and friendly. She was the first person to greet my baby girl at our first visit. I have never forgotten that. (My baby girl is now 29). I hadn’t seen Dorothy in many years, but Angie Jackson (who I now work with) kept me informed.
So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person.

From The Hunsinger family...

To the Baldwin Family, so sorry to hear about Dorothy. She was a great lady. I can remember her at the court house on election nights. My aunt Elsie always thought a great deal of her, and always talked about her. Her and Morland made sure to come to my uncles estate auction in 2000. I can remember the two of them having a long lost visit that day. God bless your family.

From Helen L. Jackson...

It seems like a dream that your Mother’s life
has come to an end. My memories of her are
so vivid from my earliest childhood when she
played with me; took me with her to High School with her, played the piano and taught me the 1940’s songs to sing including the war songs. She was a vivacious young girl who filled me with laughter.

We remained more best friends than aunt and
niece. I remember your parents wedding,
their first house (the parsonage) and
the births of you and Joyce. It seems just yesterday that we went to your 4-H activities and graduations. So many good
times. Trips we made with your parents
and times playing 6 handed cards.

Tonight, I sit in sadness reading her obituary and realizing that an era has passed. The Bible says there is a time for
everything. We two families had some
wonderful times of laughter, sharing and
just talking. What good memories to keep
in our hearts. We are thankful that she
was such an important part of our lives.

You are blessed to have had such a close
family and to have enjoyed two special
parents. Their legacy lives on in you.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all
this evening and throughout the week as you
do this last thing for your Mother. You
all did so well in taking care of her and
loving her in her last days on this earth.
Bless you. Jim, you were a wonderful, loving
son from beginning to the end.

Let us know if we may be of help to you in any way.

Love and prayers,

Helen and Jim

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