BRANSON MO NEWS: Larry E. Baldwin passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Rooks County Health Center in Plainville, Kansas at the age of 71. He was born on March 16, 1947 in Hays, Kansas to the late Ora O. and Lila M. (Eichman) Baldwin. He grew up in Zurich, Kansas and graduated from Palco High School with the Class of 1965. He went on to receive an Associate’s Degree from Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland. On May 23, 1971 he was united in marriage to Karen A. Axelson in Palco.Larry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor. Along with farming, he served his community for many years. Twenty-five years with the Zurich City Council, before moving to the farm, and the Zurich and St. Ann’s Cemetery Board, and the Township Cemetery Board, both of which he served for 25 years as well. He enjoyed traveling to Branson, Missouri, playing cards, bowling, and taking care of his pet cats, but the time he loved the most was spent with his family, most especially his grandchildren.
Larry is survived by his wife Karen Baldwin of the home; daughters Tammy Devero of Stockton, and Amy Williams of Topeka; brother Steve Baldwin and wife Thea of Plainville; brother-in-law Roger Axelson and wife Brenda of Plainville; grandchildren Rachel Devero, Zachery Devero, Jacob Williams, and Emily Williams; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ora and Lila Baldwin,
It has been said, “Kindness is like a seed that when cultivated will continue to grow and grow.” Larry was a kind and loving man who lived to serve his family, friends, and neighbors. He not only tended the farm ground that made a living for his family, but he tended the hearts and souls of all knew him and made a life that will continue to grow …
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