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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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  • March 1
    'Paddington' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 2
    High school to show film on current political issues in education
    6:30 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 2
    Deadline for free trauma care workshop
  • March 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 3
    CSCD Building Commission
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 3
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 4
    Nashville Main Street Committee
    9:30 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 4
    Brown County SWCD
    5 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • March 4
    Nashville Development Review Commission
    5 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 4
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Go Club meeting Thursday
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • March 5
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • March 5
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 5
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 6
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 7
    Meet your legislators at County Office Building
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Music celebration at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 8
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 9
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
  • March 10
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 11
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 12
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • March 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • March 14
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 19
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 21
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 21
    Jackson Township VFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont