Debra Ann Baldwin

January 05, 1953 ‒ August 02, 2015

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Debra Baldwin wasn’t famous because she volunteered in the classroom, helped organize Lexington PTA or was active with Lexington Girl Scouts. Her focused energy on education with her church never won her accolades on this earth. None of those activities made her famous: but they did make her great! A warm, loving and supportive wife and mother, Deb invested herself in others, for their betterment. It’s good people who make good places. Deb contributed to make her community a better place.

Debra Ann Enger Baldwin died Sunday morning August 2, 2015 in her Lexington home at the age of 62.

She was born in Lakewood January 5, 1953, and was graduated from Avon Lake High School. She attended Chaminade University in Honolulu and Kent State University, later earning a degree as a medical laboratory technician. Deb worked at People’s Hospital, Mansfield-Richland County Health Department and OhioHealth MedCentral Health System.

A member of United Methodist Church of the Cross, Deb served on many committees, but primarily focused her energy on the education committee. She taught Sunday school, ran Bible school and taught an After School Bible Class.

Deb enjoyed golfing, flower gardening and delighted in her daughters and granddaughters.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 39 years David S. Baldwin; daughters Kimberly (Michael) Horton of Minneapolis, MN and Camille Baldwin of Brooklyn, New York; and the lights-of-her-life granddaughters Madeline Horton and Genevieve Horton. She is also survived by her sister Marilyn (Larry) Mundorf; her brother Randall (Evelyn Tate) Enger; sisters-in-law Kathleen (Donald) Bashaw, Christine (Steven) Kitsoulis, Patricia (Gerald) Segner, brothers-in-law Kenneth (Maria) Baldwin, Thomas Baldwin; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents George & Marjorie (Byrd) Enger, parents-in-law James & Kathleen (Nefores) Baldwin; and a nephew Corey Bashaw.

The Baldwin family will receive friends Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Her funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in United Methodist Church of the Cross, 236 Otterbein Drive, Lexington with the Rev. Dr. Faith Proietti and Pastor Glenn Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

As a living memorial, contributions in Deb’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Baldwin family. Send them a message of support and hope, and see Debra’s tribute video at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Dear Dave & Family,

    So sorry for your loss. Deb was a wonderful person.

    We apologize that we will not be able to attend Deb’s service, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss, Deb was an inspiration to many. She is going to be deeply missed. Prayers for the family!

  • Deb was such a fantastic person and wonderful friend. To have known her as long as we did was an honor. We grew up together, married and raised our kids and still stayed good friends. Our thoughts are with the whole family. You have an angel watching over you.

  • Dear Baldwins,
    Our hearts are broken along with yours. Deb was beyond words…. wonderful. We will miss her. I hold dear our nearly 50 yr friendship. Til we meet again Deb….
    much love and aloha to you all.

  • Sorry for this loss of such a wonderful woman!! Deb, was an angel here on earth. We will all miss her.

    Betty also shares in your sorrow and was so grateful to have Deb& Dave as great neighbors!!

    Love &Prayers

  • Deb was an inspiration to me ! I am so sorry for your loss ! Heaven has gained another angel ! I pray Gods comfort for all the family and friends !

  • Dave and Family: My heart aches for you as you go through this difficult time. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Words cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel for Debbie’s passing and for Debbie’s family, knowing you are bearing such a profound loss. I will remember her bright smile and kindness always and how her family was her priority. I met her at Peoples Hospital many years ago and her wonderful personality and caring manner was a magnet to patients and coworkers alike. She loved her daughters so, and the joy her grandchildren brought her was a beautiful thing to witness. It was truly an honor to have known her. May The Lord’s peace and comfort be with you all during this difficult time.

  • Dave, Kim and Camille, you have our most sincere condolences in the loss of Debbie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Alan and Jane

  • Dave and family,

    Knowing Deb while our girls grew up together and later when we worked together at MedCentral, she will always be remembered for her infectious smile.

    Tom and I are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Janis and Tom Williams
    Deland, Florida

  • Dear Dave and Girls,
    There are of course no words right now to help your broken hearts and the sun has lost some of it’s sparkle. But in time, you will see the brightness that was your Deb and mother in your life that will still bring tears but also smiles.
    That will be especially true when you look into those faces of her grandbabies. What joy they gave her. Dave, please find comfort in the love of your beautiful girls that you and Deb did such a remarkable job raising. They will always be Deb’s greatest living memorial. Take comfort in each other, and when this immediate time is over and you realize how many lives Deb touched may it bring you some peace. Sincerely, Dan and Jo Ann Ritchie

  • We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. She was such a beautiful lady with such a huge heart. She lived life to the fullest. A happy home, a wonderful family, and great friendships wereally just some of the things she accomplished. With children and grandchildrenjoy her legacy will live on.

    Marie Hoffman and Family

  • We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. She was such a beautiful lady with such a huge heart. She lived life to the fullest. A happy home, a wonderful family, and great friendships were really just some of the things she accomplished. With children and grandchildren her legacy will live on.

    Marie Hoffman and Family

  • Dave, Kim & Camille

    We were so sadden to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    The Civitella’s

  • Dave, Kim, and Camille, There are no words that can provide comfort at the this time, but hopefully knowing that we are keeping you close in our prayers and hearts will mean something. We are sending prayers for strength and peace at this difficult time. Love, David and Cinde

  • Dave and family,

    Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. We had only met Debbie a couple of time but could tell that she was an amazing person with a great joy for life. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Sue and Larry Hayes

  • Dear Dave, Kim and Camille,

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Debra.

    While losing many golf games to Dave, I heard many wonderful stories about your family and how Debra was the “glue” that held it together.

    Remember the good times and take comfort in the fact that Deb’s suffering has ended.

    Bake

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. I met your family while living in Lexington and came back into contact with Debbie when Tom started his visits to Med Central. Her smile brightened any room and will surely be missed. God Bless all of you.

  • So sorry for your loss, Marilyn. She sounds like a beautiful person and will surely be missed by you and her extended community family.

  • Dear Dave and Family,
    We were very sad to hear of Deb’s passing. We know she fought a very long, hard and courageous battle with the utmost dignity for her family. She was a beautiful person, matching her gentle and loving soul. We hope you find comfort within your family and friends during this difficult time and we are sending our love and sympathy to all of you.

  • Dear Marilyn and Larry,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Always, Stephanie & Ray Kramer

  • God has gained a beautiful woman, Deb you will be missed immensely here on earth. I certainly enjoyed every moment we worked together. Deb certainly was God’s Angel on earth sharing herself , her beautiful spirit , selflessly.
    May God be your families crutch, keeping there spirits up. Her beautiful smile and loving heart has left many wonderful memories for many.
    God bless you all.

  • Camille, Sorry to read about the passing of your Mom. I enjoyed waiting on her and she was always so excited to get new eyeglasses. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mary from Dr. Brenner’s

  • Dear Baldwin Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort now and always…

  • To the entire Baldwin family….. We are so very sorry for your loss. We knew Debra from visits to Balgreen and she was a friend of the family. She was a bright and shining star. Her smile and cheerful greeting always made us feel better. We will miss our friend until we see her once again in Paradise.

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife and mother. Praying for God’s mercy and a peace that passes all understanding.

  • While we never met Deb… We both feel like we know her well because you talked about her in such a loving way. We have only been friends for a few years, but I can only imagine the loss you feel. Know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    ~Larry & Connie Lee

  • May God be your comforter and hope. We will all miss Debra, a fine Christian woman!

  • To Dave, Camille, and Kim:

    I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Baldwin was a wonderful person and I remember all of the good times spent at the Baldwin household growing up. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. She was an amazing person and will be sorely missed.

    Tim

  • Dave, Camille and Kim.

    So sorry to hear of this tragic loss to your family and to our community. Please know that you will all be in my prayers.

    Judy

  • Dear Dave,
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful wife Debbie. Our paths crossed after high school at Kent State and through Debbie I met you where you worked at the Red Barn. From there the two of you have spent a lifetime of love together. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Affectionately,
    Cathy Benford

  • Dear Dave, Kim and Camille,
    We are so very about your loss. Debbie was so strong and courageous during her battle with cancer. I will always cherish our friendship and growing up together. Even though our lives may have gone in different directions in our adult life we always managed to stay in touch. Debbie sent me an email not too long ago and left me with some very encouraging words of wisdom. Deb was unaware that it was perfect timing for me and a wake up call. I will always keep those words close to my heart.
    My heart aches for all of you and I do hope that in time you will find courage and peace within.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Nancy and Mike

  • We are friends with Debbie Blackstone and only met Deb once at the funeral of Mary Atelski and I had heard so many wonderful things about Deb from Debbie and found them all to be true. She impressed me as being beautiful inside and out – truly a warm and wonderful woman. Hold onto your faith and your memories.

    Blessings to all –

    Brenda & Darrell Starr-Jude
    Lexington, Ohio

  • I just now heard about Deb’s passing. I am so sorry! I knew her when I would goto get my bloodwork done each month at the MedCentral lab there on Lexington Ave and then later at BalGreen Center. She was very special. Just like Janis Williams said, Deb had an infectious smile.
    Prayers for you and the family.

    Joshua 1:9New International Version (NIV) 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

    and Matthew 5:4New International Version (NIV) 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted

    Blessings, Kris Henderson