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Florence J. (Stepp) Baldwin

July 27, 1930 — March 19, 2016

Florence J. Baldwin, 85 of Kewanna passed away peacefully at 3:05 p.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Born on July 27, 1930 in Winamac, she was the daughter of the late Arnold and Mary (Young) Stepp.

On November 29, 1947 she married Richard C. Baldwin.  He preceded her in death on October 17, 1987.

Florence had been a waitress at the Mar-Lo Restaurant in Kewanna and she formerly owned and operated Baldwin Sundries in Kewanna for many years and then retired from Winamac Coil Spring in Kewanna.

Florence was a member of Kewanna United Methodist Church where she was active in the Food Pantry Ministry as well as the UM Women.  She was also a former member of the Kewanna Union-Township Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary.  She enjoyed baking and playing Yahtzee with her best friend, Virginia Agnew.

Survivors include her children, Larry Baldwin (Bev), Steve Baldwin (Pam), Charles “Chuck” Baldwin (Barbie), Tami Powell (Rich) and Deana Thomas (Bryan) all of Kewanna, sister, Marilyn McCormick (Bob) of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, grandchildren, Stephanie Griesch (Kurt), Laurie Paulik (Jeff), Jennifer Mikesell, Scott Baldwin (Becky), Shawna Amit (Jonathen), Lisa Barr, Scotty Oliver (Gillian), Christopher Baldwin (Keila), Charlie Baldwin, Cody Baldwin, Chanse Baldwin, Brittney Schroder (Jake), Caleb Baldwin (Rachelle Sherman), Traci Leininger (Tony), Trent Powell (Janet Daake), Trish Forry (Brent), Brandi Thomas, Courtney Thomas (Clinton Shepherd) and Whitney Thomas (Charles Roland) and great grandchildren, Beatrice Griesch, Carson Paulik, Adrian Paulik, Brianne Paulik, Keisha Mikesell (Danny Maggart), Autumn Mikesell, Trey Mikesell, Hannah Baldwin, Evan Baldwin, Naomi Baldwin, Tessa Baldwin, Dovev Amit, Miya Amit, Micah Amit, Landrew Barr, Chandler Patterson, Hadley Gray, Noah Oliver and Aileen Oliver, Trent Cripe, McKenzie Baldwin, Avery Baldwin, Kayden Baldwin, Aleah Baldwin, Parker Baldwin, Emmett Leininger, Abigail Powell, Ivy Powell, Mitchell Powell, Grace Daake, Zak Daake, Ava Forry, Parker Forry, Ashlyn Bailey, Corbyn Bailey, Elijah Holloway, Isaiah Riddle, Anaiah Dulin, Rianne Stier, Josh Shepherd and Karter Shepherd, great great grandchildren, McKenley Ward and Mason Maggart.

She was also preceded in death by brother, James Stepp and sisters, Arnabelle Penicaro, Phyllis Jo Cochran and Janice Kay “Butch” Stepp.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Kewanna United Methodist Church with Pastor Todd Wilson officiating.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the church and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Burial will follow at Citizens I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Kewanna.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kewanna Food Pantry Ministry.

Please sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence for the Baldwin family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna Chapel.

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