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Dixie Baldwin

July 9, 1945 — January 4, 2014

Dixie E. Baldwin Dixie E. Baldwin, age 68, of Dublin, formerly of the Marysville area, died Saturday, January 4, 2014, with her family at her side at Darby Glenn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hilliard following an extended illness. Dixie was retired from the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville where she was employed as a corrections officer for 12 years. She loved playing bingo and word games. Affectionately known as "The Queen", Dixie ruled with love and devotion over her family and provided them with many years of happiness and care. She touched the lives of all who met her and will be missed deeply. She was born July 9, 1945, in Bellefontaine, a child of Jack and Mary Dempsey Cottrill. Her father survives in Marion, and her mother preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Cottrill, her maternal grandparents who helped raise her, Edward and Cora Dempsey, and her paternal grandparents, Cleo and Velma Cottrill. Along with her father, survivors include her loving husband of over 51 years, Charles Baldwin, to whom she was married on August 5, 1962, at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church; her four children, Tamara Nail, Dublin; Chuck (Melissa) Baldwin, Richwood; Shannon (Marty) Manning, Richwood; and Sean (Sindey) Baldwin, Marysville; 9 grandchildren, Eric (Heidi) Nail, Kirk (Jessica) Nail, Holly Nail, Noah Baldwin, C.C. Baldwin, Derrick White, Bailey Baldwin, David Ross, and Deborah Ross; a special granddaughter, Kelsey McKinley; a great-grandson, Cameron Nail; 2 brothers, Terry Cottrill and Ronald (Carol) Cottrill, each of Marion; a brother-in-law, Leo (Betty "Van") Baldwin, Marysville; several nieces and nephews; and her lifelong friend, Nan (Bob) Blevins, Marion. Friends may call from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville, where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Chaplain Pamela Lamb-Hart will officiate and burial will take place at Raymond Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
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