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Ellen I. Baldwin 1936 - 2016
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Ellen I. Baldwin 1936 - 2016

Ellen I. Baldwin, 79, died Jan. 7, 2016, at her home in Great Bend. Born Feb. 28, 1936, in Wauneta, Neb., she was the daughter of Jay C. and Olive (Michelson) Hays. She married Harold J. Wiesner. She later married Kent Baldwin on April 9, 1983, in Ellis. He survives. A Great Bend resident since 1967, coming from Ellis, she was a secretary for Dr. Kutina and a clerk at Dillon’s. She enjoyed volunteering at St. Rose Health Center, and the Bloodmobile, as well as golfing and flower gardening.
Mrs. Baldwin was a member of First Christian Church and RSVP.
Survivors include her husband, Kent Baldwin, of the home; one son, Kirk Wiesner and his wife Terri of San Diego, Calif.; stepson, Michael Baldwin of Wichita; one daughter, Terri Hughes and her husband Rick of Great Bend; stepdaughter, Diana Schuster and her husband Stan of Great Bend; two sisters, Donna Kuhn of Hays and Cleo Hockman and her husband Rick of Hill City; three brothers, David Hays and his wife Sharon of Fort Collins, Colo., Jay C. Hays of Kanopolis and Alan Hays and his wife Donna of Ellis; four grandchildren, Brian Hughes and his wife Michelle, Nathan Hughes and his wife Erin, Jay Wiesner and his wife Erin and Alex Webster; six great-grandchildren, Olivia Hughes, Adelynn Hughes, Trenton Hughes, Blakely Hughes, Rowen Hughes and Kathleen Wiesner; three step-grandchildren, Brian Schartz and his partner Jeff, Erin Schartz and Abbie Schuster; and two step-great-grandchildren, Avery Ellison and Brady Schartz. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Evelyn Schumacher.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the First Christian Church in Great Bend with the Rev. Sue Bishop officiating. Burial will be at Great Bend Cemetery North. Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Society or Kans for Kids or Ronald McDonald House, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at