Alice Baldwin, 101

She was born October 27, 1914 in Wabash County to Marquis (Mark) and Ethel (Keesling) Enyeart.

Alice grew up in Treaty.  She attended and graduated from Treaty School and LaFontaine School.  She graduated high school in 1933. She loved basketball and baseball, dancing, fishing, golfing and being a clown named Peppie. She loved to sit out in the sun by the hour in the court yard watching, birds, butterflies, bees, flowers as they bloom, but most of all the heat of the sun.

After graduation in 1933 she moved to Anderson to work for Delco Remy.

Alice married Raymond (Ray) Baldwin on Oct. 27, 1941, in Treaty, at her parents’ home.  Ray passed away on Jan. 19, 1991.

Alice and Ray didn't have children, but were willing to help with other children.  They sponsored a baseball team for the girls and boys of Meadowbrook to help keep them off the streets. They encouraged children to get their schooling and go to college.  They also encouraged the kids to work in the hardware store that they owned and operated.

During World War II she would catch a bus to Marion VA Hospital and volunteer her time with the veterans as a nurse's aid.

From 1948 to 1988 she and Ray owned Baldwin Hardware in Meadowbrook on Main Street.  She was a member of the Meadowbrook Mafia group, AARP, and the Anderson Order of Eastern Star.

Alice had a collection of bells of all sorts and she would tell stories of each bell.  She also collected rocks and stones.  She loved her flowers and growing her tomato plants in Miracle Grow bags.  She supplied all the neighbors tomatoes.  Alice also was a professional clown with the Casey Clowns in Anderson, her name was Peppie.  She entertained at schools, nursing homes and parties.

Her and her husband for over 20 years went to Aster, Deland, and DeBarry, Fla., in the winter.  They loved to fish the St. John's River and play golf and travel the state.  She was honored for being a great volunteer there.  She loved to walk the Dayton, Norma, and San Belle beaches, collecting shells, in which she made pictures, vases and animals out of the shells.

Alice also enjoyed rummage sales, riding motorcycles with her great-nephew.  She also loved birthday parties with her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her caregivers, and niece, Eva Mae (Larry) Garret of Marion, several other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and several siblings, including Herbert, Eva May, Howard, Norman, Marcus Enyeart, and Elizabeth (Harold) Ulrey.

Alice's wishes were to have no formal services and to be cremated. Her ashes will be placed in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.  She wanted to be remembered as a loving, funny, silly, cheerful, ornery, spunky dare devil.  She loved life to the fullest and will be missed by all.

Services have been entrusted to the Loose Funeral Homes and Crematory, Anderson.

Memorial may be made to Brookdale Assisted Living 2452 W. Kern Road, Marion, IN 46952 and to the Heart to Heart Hospice Care 1385 N. Baldwin Ave. Marion, IN 46952.


Posted on 2016 Apr 18