Barbara Fanning Baldwin went to be with the Lord and Jesus Christ on November 30, 2015. She was born January 5, 1924, the daughter of Edmund Sturgess Fanning and Margaret Joralemon Fanning on Maple Grove Farm where she lived for 20 years. She lived the remainder of her life on Fall Brook Road in the home built by her husband and father.
Barbara graduated from Troy High School, Class of 1941, as Valedictorian – an accomplishment also achieved by her mother, brother Graydon, and daughter Anne. She was involved with all the class of 1941 reunions and enjoyed seeing her classmates. She grew up with a passionate love of reading that remained with her until the end. Barbara’s work life began at the real estate/insurance office of Henry Mitchell, followed by employment at various Troy businesses ending with 35 years at Cummings Lumber Company, Inc. Two of her favorite pastimes were playing countless games of Triple Yahtzee with her special son-in-law, Brian Allen, and following the San Antonio Spurs with her daughter, Anne.
Barbara had four beautiful daughters who were the love of her life: Kathleen (Thomas) D’Andrea, Cranberry Township, PA; Elaine Baldwin and husband Carl Nelson, San Diego, CA; Anne (Robert) Hoeffner of San Antonio, TX; Kimberly (Brian) Allen of Troy, PA; grandchildren, Susan D’Andrea of Endicott, NY; Michael Hoeffner of San Antonio, TX; Kristen (Geoff) Wendell of Neenah, WI; Kaitlin (Andrew) Strope of Troy. Great grandchildren, Sadie Beckett Wendell and Burke Anderson Wendell of Neenah, WI; Savannah Jayne Strope of Troy. Step-grandchildren, Brittany McHenry and Jathan Allen of Orangeville, PA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Charles, to whom she was married for 68 years; her brother, William Fanning who was killed in Germany in World War II; brother, Graydon Fanning, and great granddaughter, Olivia Grace Wendell.
Private services will take place at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com