Obituary: Lovetta M. Baldwin

by Staff on August 25, 2012

in Obituaries

April 13, 1922 — Aug. 23, 2012

Lovetta Marguerite Baldwin, 90, of Bedford, died at 11:36 a.m. on Thursday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born April 13, 1922, in Lawrence County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Eula (Love) Mikels. She married Kenneth Baldwin on April 28, 1947, and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2005. She retired from GM as a machine operator.

She was a member of the Heltonville Veterans, a former Private in the Women’s Army Corps and attended the Free Methodist Church in Bedford.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Brooking and husband Eddie, of Bedford; three sons, Gary Baldwin and wife Karen, of Bedford, Dale Baldwin and wife Sharon and Dennis Baldwin and wife Tina, all of Norman; a son-in-law, Alton Qualkenbush of Bedford; grandchildren, Lisa Parsley and husband Jason of Bedford, Mike Brooking and wife Christie of Martinsville, Michelle Hicks and husband Brian, Michael Baldwin and wife Megan, Mendy Mullis and husband Isaiah, and Elizabeth Mathews and husband Jarrid, all of Bedford, and Whitney Baldwin, Nathalie Holley and Tiger Baldwin, all of Norman; great-grandchildren, Cole and Victoria Brooking, both of Martinsville, and Megan and Mariah Hicks and Madeline Baldwin, all of Bedford; a sister, Frieda Wright of Hemet, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Nellie Mikels of Bedford and Norma Mikels of Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Trena Qualkenbush; a son, Danny Baldwin; and brothers, Ralph and Kenneth Mikels.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Pastor Ronnie McLain officiating. Burial will follow in Mundell Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Monday at the mortuary.

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