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 Karen Luella <I>Beardsley</I> Baldwin

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Karen Luella Beardsley Baldwin

  • Birth 5 Jun 1955 Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 18 Dec 2011 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial West Lebanon, Warren County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 82184453

Karen Luella Beardsley Baldwin, age 56, of Lafayette, died at 3:21 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2011 at St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Born on June 5, 1955 in Danville, IL, she was the daughter of Robert Beardsley of Fowler and the late Luella Gee Beardsley. She was a 1973 graduate of Benton Central High School.

Her marriage was to Robert L. "Bob" Baldwin on April 10, 1982 in Otterbein, and he survives. Mrs. Baldwin was the non-foods manager for the Kroger Groceries in Lafayette, Carmel, and Monticello for 38 years. She attended Good Shepherd Baptist Church. She loved spending time with family, collecting dolls, attending flea markets and festivals, and watching "All My Children".

Surviving with her father and husband are two daughters, Nicole Weaver (husband, Patrick) of Dayton, IN and Michele Hughes (husband, Shawn) of Jacksonville, NC; four brothers, Bobby Beardsley (wife, Sheri) of Riverside, IN, Dyrl Beardsley (wife, Stephanie) of new Ross, IN, Stuart Beardsley (wife, Brenda) of Shelbyville, IN; one sister, Nisha Swank (husband, Michael) of Crawfordsville, IN; eight grandchildren, Keely, Brittany, Hunter, Morgan, Daniel, Matthew, and Thomas Hughes, Dylan Weaver, and one on the way.

Visitation from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Bill Murdock and Pastor James Chase officiating. Burial to follow at West Lebanon Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society . Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

Published in the Journal & Courier on December 20, 2011

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  • Created by: Sherry Salla
  • Added: 20 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82184453
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Karen Luella Beardsley Baldwin (5 Jun 1955–18 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82184453, citing West Lebanon Cemetery, West Lebanon, Warren County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Sherry Salla (contributor 46970733) .