Carmen “Gaye” Baldwin

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Carmen “Gaye” Baldwin, 78, of Nevada, passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Gaye was born on March 26, 1942, in Nevada, to Robert “Daddy Bob” and Imogene (Tough) Howell. On Dec. 29, 1962 she was married to Mark L. Baldwin in Nevada and he preceded her in death on April 23, 2014.

Gaye grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School. She attended college at Kansas State University before returning home to Nevada. She worked several years at the J.C. Penny Store in Nevada in her younger years. In 1969, Gaye and Mark purchased the Brophy Monument Company in Nevada where she worked side by side with her husband operating the business for 46 years before her son Mark W. took over in 2015.

Her interests included spending time with her husband, two sons, and her grandkids. Gaye was creative and very good at arts and crafts. She loved gardening, collecting antiques, drinking a Coke every day, buying lottery tickets, spending time at home on their farm, and following Kansas City Royals Baseball. One of her favorite pastimes was going to her grandchildren’s sporting events. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

Survivors include two sons, Mark W. Baldwin,(Penny), Nevada and Kevin Baldwin (Shelly), Nevada; seven grandchildren, Bridget Merryfield (Jesse), Butler, Mo., Afton Smith (Kenny), Tulsa, Okla., Austin Baldwin (Alesha Laning), Sheldon, Mo., Carolyne Baldwin, Hollywood, Calif., Ethan Baldwin ( Lori), Nevada, Lindsay Baldwin, Lamar, Mo., and Velvyt Baldwin, Nevada; eight great grandchildren, Jase, Macy, Reese, Mabry, Caiden, Sophia, McCoy, and Gatlin; and a great-granddaughter due in August; one sister, Claudia Whitman, Violet Hill, Ark.; one brother, Mike Howell (Shelia), Nevada; and three nephews, James Wheat, Colby Williams, and Trevor Howell.

In addition to her husband, Mark, she is preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at the Moore Cemetery in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Moore Cemetery Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

Beginning on May 4, there will no longer be a statewide limitation on the number of people attending funerals or visitations, however those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing, and that people are welcome to and, indeed, are encouraged to wear face mask to protect themselves and others.

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