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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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  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane