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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.

  • January 27
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • January 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 27
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • January 27
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road