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D'Lema Baughman, 87, Muncie

D’Lema Louise Smith Baughman, born Aug. 20, 1926, was called to her eternal home Thursday May 1, 2014.

She was born in Knox County the fifth child of Clarence and Marie (Ellerman) Smith Sr. She was raised on a cantaloupe and watermelon farm and always loved her yard and gardens.

She was baptized at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Knox County. She married Millard Dale Baughman Aug. 26, 1950, in the living room of her parents’ Bean Blossom home.

Mrs. Baughman worked in the personnel department at Camp Atterbury and the accounting departments of RCA and Sears and Roebuck. But she primarily devoted her life and love to her immediate and extended families and neighbors, always handy with a note, a card, a smile or a meal. She was a lifelong Missouri Lutheran Synod Lutheran, a member of Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church of Morgantown and attended other congregations including Immanuel Lutheran Church of Terre Haute and, most recently, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Muncie. She and M. Dale moved to Terre Haute after spending 10 years affiliated with the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She has lived with her daughter, Dlynn, and family in Muncie since 2005.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, M. Dale Baughman in 2003; brothers, Arthur Smith and Clarence Smith Jr.; sisters, Beulah Ackerman and Mary Sluss; and two nieces and one nephew.

She is survived by her children, Dala (John) Beard of Houghton, Mich., Dlynn (Joe) Melo of Muncie and Brad (Cynthia) Baughman of Nashville; three grandchildren, Viveka Lee Melo, Olivia Louise Baughman and Grace Marie Baughman; two sisters, Donna (Keith) Rhoades and Lueallin (Dwight) Pate of Morgantown; one brother, Luther M. (Barb) Smith Sr. of Bean Blossom; and 21 nieces and nephews.

She was the third generation of German immigrant grandparents and proud of her German and English heritage. She was "sharp as a tack" and "stubborn as a mule" and loved her Hoosier idioms. She set great examples of kindness and goodness, and the legacy she left is the life she led following Christ.

Friends can call Sunday, May 4 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 610 N. Reserve St., Muncie, from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by services at 6 p.m. with Pastor Daniel Mackey officiating. The funeral will be conducted at noon Monday, May 5 at Shepherd of the Hills Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5802 N. Old Settlers Road in Morgantown with Pastor Phillip Meadows officiating. Friends can call Monday at the church from 11 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow in Nebo Memorial Park in Martinsville.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the Lutheran Hours Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63141.

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West