Bettie Sue Baldwin
Bettie Sue Baldwin (Stewart) went home to be with her Savior and her husband on August 10, 2020. She was born to Chet and Itis Stewart in Clayton, New Mexico on August 3, 1937. The family later moved to Guymon, Oklahoma.
After graduating from Guymon High School, she married her high school sweetheart James Baldwin. Shortly thereafter the two of them graduated from Panhandle State University with degrees in teaching. Later they gained their master’s degrees from Central Oklahoma State.
In August of 1963, Bettie Sue and Jim welcomed their son Dana. In 1966 the family settled in Elkhart, Kansas, where Bettie Sue taught art at Elkhart High School. They then welcomed their daughter, Angela in 1969. Bettie Sue would continue teaching at Elkhart High School until her retirement in 1997.
Bettie Sue and Jim loved traveling and adventured around the country in their fifth-wheel trailer long into their retirement. Spending summer months in the mountains of Colorado with their grandkids.
Bettie Sue Baldwin was a teacher in and out of the classroom. Though her formal education was in teaching home economics, she became one of the longest serving art teachers at Elkhart High School. For 31 years she taught kids to draw, paint and sculpt. Hillcrest Southern Baptist Church in Elkhart was also honored to have her as a Sunday School teacher as well. Some of those students still call her Mrs. Baldwin.
Whether it was cooking, painting, singing a nonsense song while hiking in the mountains with her grandkids, or just wearing something bright hot pink Bettie Sue Baldwin, Grammie, brought color to the world wherever she went.
Bettie Sue Baldwin is preceded in death by her parents Chet and Itis Stewart and her husband Jim Baldwin. She is survived and celebrated by her sister Billie Lynn Nolton, and husband Dennis; her children, Dana Baldwin, and wife Pam; Angela Baldwin, and wife Heather West; their son in love, Bruce Romero; grandchildren, Devin Romero and Kinsey Romero, Garrett Baldwin and Tannan Baldwin; nieces, nephews; extended relatives; friends; church family and her art kids.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, 3 P.M. at the Elkhart Park by the swimming pool.
In lieu of flowers, her family requests that contributions be made to The Bettie Sue Baldwin Art Memorial Fund at Elkhart High School. Memorials may be mailed to Robson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 606, Elkhart, KS 67950.
Robson Funeral Home, Elkhart is in charge of arrangements.