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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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  • May 27
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 27
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • May 27
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 28
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 29
    Farmers market reopens in Bean Bean Blossom
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 29
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road off 46 East
  • May 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 30
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 30
    Comedy tour at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    10 a.m. to noon Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • June 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • June 2
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • June 2
    Bean Blossom Sewer Board
    6:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • June 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • June 4
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 4
    Gospel jam & sing first Thursday in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 5
    Strawberry fest during farmers market
    4 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • June 5
    Gospel jubilee at Redbarn
    8 p.m. RedBarn Jamboree, 71 Parkview Road, off 46 East
  • June 6
    Shrine parade celebrates summer
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • June 7
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 11
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • June 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • June 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • June 13
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • June 15
    Essential oil class at tea shop
    6 p.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St., Suite C, Coachlight Square
  • June 17
    Hamblen Fire District
    7 p.m. Hamblen Fire Station, 4650 Sweetwater Trail, Gatesville
  • June 20
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • July 11
    Health fair at the YMCA
    8 a.m. to noon YMCA, 105 Willow St.