DANVILLE — Fern A. Baldwin, 87, of Catlin, died March 1, 2014.
She was born on Sept. 30, 1926, in Oakwood, the daughter of Lewis and Lucy Stedman Warner.
She married Willis Baldwin on Feb. 5, 1947, in Chicago. He has since preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Chuck (Karen) Baldwin; her daughter, LuAnne (Robin) Brown; her grandchildren, Chuck E. Baldwin, Jennifer (Don) Hammons, Jason (Amy) Reed, Chris (Joanie) Reed, Amanda Brown and Michael (Emily) Brown; her great-grandchildren, Jake, Josh, Jesse, Charlie, Willie, Shawn, Skyler, Shelby, Hannah, Ali, Andrew, Ashby, Carrie and Ariella.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her brothers, Frank and Robert; her sisters, Mary, Florence and Olive.
Fern was an avid reader; she would be able to read through multiple books in a week. She also was a master of all things trivia. When she watched “Jeopardy” with her friends at Bowman Estates, they would get jealous because Fern knew every answer. She graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1946 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Above all else, Fern loved her family and friends; she will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known her.
A celebration of Fern’s life will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. A visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Fern’s name to the American Cancer Society. Please join the Baldwin Family in sharing memories, pictures and videos of Fern’s life on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.