Faith Marie Baldwin, 76, of Smithville, Mo., passed peacefully with family at 1:54 a.m. November 5, 2017 at Smithville Living Center after a difficult struggle with Alzheimer’s.
Faith was born June 18, 1941 to Ervin “Joe” and Thelma (Faith) Crippen in Des Moines, Iowa. She was married to Adrian Baldwin December 2004.
Faith was a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She had success as a Princess House distributor for many years until finding one of her true passions as a volunteer at NKC Hospital. She used her wit and humor to relax families in crisis. She was often referred to by her husband as “Funny Girl”. Eventually she became an avid crafter. Everyone had to have an original “Buni” corn bag or a lookalike “Vera” purse. Two of her great joys were spending time with her “Mumsy” at high tea around the area and baking and decorating cookies with her family for each holiday.
Faith was preceded in death by her father, Joe Crippen; mother, Thelma Hartsock; her paternal and maternal grandparents; and step sister, Connie Hartsock.
She is survived by her husband, Adrian Baldwin; sons, Matt (Angela) Schulz and Michael Schulz; grandchildren, Sydney, Christian, Garrison, and Ali; surviving siblings, Joanne Spence, Margaret (Ray) Pilcher, Kathie Hartsock; and seven nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 534 Regent St., Excelsior Springs, Mo. The family suggests in lieu of flowers donations be sent to The Alzheimer’s Association.
Our Sincere Condolences
Rest in sweet peace my lovely Gemini twin!! You are loved and will be missed. You have been set free!!!!
My dearly loved “baby” sister you will always be in my heart until we meet again. I love you, love you always and forever.
As the story goes my Aunt Faith, or as I called her Auntie FeFe, lived with my parents, her Sister Margaret and her husband Ray (my Father), when I was about 2-3 years old. I would call for my Mom to come and get me out of my crib, but she would not always come and get me right away. I knew I could always call my Auntie FeFe, and she would be there in a minute to get me out of my crib.
Even though we lived miles apart our times together were always as if we had seen each other the day before. I will miss your wonderful sense of humor and your kind heart and the fun times. You always made me feel special!
Hugs to Micheal and Mathew!
Miss you already Auntie FeFe.
Love you, your niece Jana
You’re set free and rejoicing in heaven no doubt. Rest In Peace until we meet again.
Rachael and Justin