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Wilson Barnes Baughman

December 21, 2012
Salem News

SALEM - Wilson Barnes Baughman, 93, of Salem, went into the arms of the Lord on Dec. 19, 2012, at Hospice House in Poland.

He was born on Feb. 16, 1919, in New Bethlehem, Pa., the son of the late George Wilson and Emma (Barnes) Baughman.

He was preceded in death by a sister Gladys, and a brother Wesley.

Wilson graduated from New Bethlehem High School in 1937 and Clarion University in 1942 .

Wilson was the owner of the Dayton Pa. Feed Mill. He was elected Burgess of Dayton and instrumental in forming a Boy Scout Troop and a volunteer fire department. He came to Salem in 1951 and was employed by Church Budget, later retiring in 1981 from the Stoudt Printing Company in Alliance.

He was an active member of the Salem First United Methodist Church were he served on numerous committees and sang in the choir.

He remained active in the Boy Scouts of America and was recognized for 50 years of service in 2004. He served on the Columbiana Council of Boy Scouts of America Executive Board until its merger with the Buckeye Council. He was awarded the Silver Beaver and was a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow

Wilson and Frances enjoyed camping. They were able to see the wonders of Gods works in all 50 states and met many interesting people over their travels.

He became the "Jack-of-all-trades" for the Salem American Red Cross Chapter house where he volunteered over 10 years.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Frances Jane (Dovenspike) whom he married on Oct. 2, 1941; a son, Wilson (Linda) Baughman of Taylor, Mich.; a daughter, Cecelia (Rudy) Hrovatic of Salem.

He will be greatly missed by six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be shared on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, 11 a.m. at the Salem First United Methodist Church with Pastor P. Douglas George officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the services in the parlor.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Salem First United Methodist Church or Troup #2 Boy Scouts of the First United Methodist Church.

If you are unable to attend, please sign the guest book at Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home, Salem.


(Paid obituary)



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