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Helen O'Bryan Lewis Baldwin
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Birth: May 25, 1907
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 2006
Urbana
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

Helen O'Bryan Baldwin, 99, of Champaign died Thursday, December 14, 2006, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral was held December 18, 2006, at Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy. Reverend Don Hatfield officiated.

Helen was born May 25, 1907, in Douglas County, Illinois, a daughter of Charley G. Lewis and Leora Grace O'Bryan Lewis. She married John H. Baldwin on April 23, 1927, in Tuscola, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1963.

Survivors include a son, Gary Baldwin, two daughters, Barbara Donsbach and Sharonne Cook, three grandsons and one granddaughter, one great-grandson, two sisters, Donnabelle Kirby and Grace Walton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Helen was a member of the First Christian Church, Champaign, and was a long time Board of Director of the O'Bryan Cemetery Association. She worked in sales at Field's Department Store, Champaign. She was active in PTA as President of the Columbia Grade School PTA and served on the Champaign Unit #4 PTA Council. She was employed as a Nursing Home Visitor and brought joy to the many people she visited weekly.

Helen was an avid University of Illinois Basketball fan. Her kind heart and warm smile will be sincerely missed by family and friends. She had an alert mind and lived an active life until the very end. For this, her children were very grateful to have had her with them for all these many years. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charley Goodson Lewis (1867 - 1956)
  Leora Grace O'Bryan Lewis (1875 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  John Henry Baldwin (1901 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Florence Lewis (1890 - 1890)**
  Laurinda Irene Lewis Childress (1900 - 1985)*
  Isaac Kenneth Lewis (1902 - 1982)*
  Horace Beecher Lewis (1904 - 1988)*
  Helen O'Bryan Lewis Baldwin (1907 - 2006)
  Donnabelle Lewis Kirby (1909 - ____)*
  Lucy Grace Lewis Walton (1911 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Craw Cemetery
Sadorus
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: BJD
Originally Created by: J B and T J Lund
Record added: May 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37702240
Helen O'Bryan <i>Lewis</i> Baldwin
Added by: J B and T J Lund
 
Helen O'Bryan <i>Lewis</i> Baldwin
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