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October 16, 2009

Mary Margaret "Peggy" Austin Baldwin Passes Away 2009 Warrensburg

Mary Margaret Baldwin
Mary Margaret "Peggy" Baldwin, 88. of Warrensburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at her home.
She was born June 17, 1921, in Eldon, the daughter of Elmer H. and Gladys Henley Austin.
On Aug. 23, 1941, she was united in marriage to Howard Clarence Baldwin at the First Christian Church of Warrensburg. He preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 2000.
Peggy attended Northeast High School in Kansas City and graduated from Central Missouri State in 1941. Later she received her master's degree from CMS. Peggy taught math and English for five years in junior high and math and physics in senior high for 22 years until her retirement in 1981.
Peggy was past president of the ABC Club, Secunda Club, P.E.O. Chapter KD, CMSU Alumni Association, Pi Kappa Sigma Sorority, as well as serving in other offices.
Peggy was a member of the First Christian Church of Warrensburg since 1941. She served as Sunday school teacher, reader and deaconess. She also did volunteer work in medical records at Western Missouri Medical Center and was a member of the WMMC Auxiliary.
Peggy enjoyed traveling, sports events, bridge, needlework, reading, puzzles and games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Gary Baldwin and wife, Lorraine, and Roger Baldwin and wife, Connie; four grandchildren, Greg Baldwin and wife, Ramona, Darin Baldwin and wife, Melissa, and Lisa Phelps and husband, Seth, all of Warrensburg, and Brent Baldwin and wife, Dana, of Springfield; and nine great-grandchildren.
Peggy also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Austin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the First Christian Church of Warrensburg, with Pastor Jerry Basye officiating.
Burial will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg. Pallbearers are Greg Baldwin, Brent Baldwin, Darin Baldwin, Seth Phelps, Densil Allen Jr. and G.W. Hout.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund or Johnson County Hospice in care of the Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg.

Our condolences go out to the family, she was a great teacher and friend to all.

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