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Mary Baldwin

Mary (Friskney-Criswell) Baldwin, 92, Kendallville, Ind., died Friday, September 30, 2016 at Sacred Heart Nursing Home in Avilla, Ind.

    She was born July 15, 1924, at Green Center in Noble County, Ind., to John Arthur and Bernice (Smith) Friskney.

    She graduated from Van Wert in Ohio and retired from Duo-Therm in LaGrange. She lived in Zephyrhills, Fla., until moving to Kendallville in 2014.

    She was married to Richard Criswell of Rome City for 53 years until his passing. She was married in 2000 to Leon Baldwin of Saginaw, Mich. He survives.

    Also surviving are two daughters, Lynn (Jerry) Johnson, Albion, Ind., Brenda (Barry) Steffe, Ligonier, Ind.; one son, Randy (companion JoAnn) Criswell, Topeka; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lois Friskney, Kendallville, Ind.; and two stepdaughters, Patti (Randy) Smith and Linda (Darrell) Falconer, Saginaw, Mich.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Roger and Terry Lee Criswell, two daughters, Linda Criswell and Denise Ferrier, five brothers and two sisters.

    Celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, at Brimfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Christopher White officiating.

    Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Brimfield, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to Brimfield United Methodist Church, 1027 E. Summitt St., Brimfield, IN 46794.

    Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center in Ligonier, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.