Bessie M. Baldwin
Bessie M. Baldwin, age 94, died on Friday September 23, 2016 at Village Manor, Abilene, Kansas.
She was born on December 22, 1921 in Alta Vista, Kansas the daughter of George William and Eva Caroline (Litke) Berends. She was the office manager at Stickel’s Cleaners for 46 years, retiring in 2005.
Bessie enjoyed sewing, quilting and especially being with her family.
On July 5, 1938, she was married to Albern W. Baldwin in Alta Vista, Kansas. This union was blessed with two children: Donald and Deloris.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Albern; her son: Donald; son-in-law: Tom; 3 brothers: Clarence, Lester and Kenneth Berends and 5 sisters: Katherine Pride, Lilias Wint, Elsie Winrick, Bertha McNaught and Ruth Deckard.
Survivors include her daughter: Deloris E. Brown of Salina; 5 grandchildren: Michael (Wanda) and Bill Brown, Susan Reid, Cheryl and Mark Baldwin; 4 great-grandchildren Bradley J. Zeman, Jason and Jeremy Tryon and Mandy Ehrlich and 4 great-great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday September 26, 2016 at the Alta Vista Cemetery, Alta Vista, Kansas with Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating.
The family will greet friends from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Village Manor of Abilene, Kansas in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
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