Anna Jean Baldwin

CENTRALIA — Anna Jean Baldwin, 95, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

She was born the daughter of Elmer and Maude (Forbes) Curran on March 31, 1920 in Garber, Oklahoma. She married Richard C. Baldwin on August 18, 1940 at the First Christian Church and he survives in Centralia.

picture-pubIn addition to her husband, survivors include daughter Russett Gibson and husband Paul of Centralia; grandchildren Paul Gibson Jr. and wife Ellie of Swansea, Illinois and Mindy Gransinger and husband Tom of Tupelo, Mississippi; great-grandchildren Chase and Lilly Gibson and Nicholas and Carly Gransinger, and sister Virginia Wesner of Sun City, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents.

Anna attended McPherson High School in Kansas as a young woman and was elected May Queen. She was also enrolled in the McPherson College in Kansas and the Brown Business College in Centralia.  Anna was a member of the First Christian Church as well as numerous bridge clubs.  She was an avid golfer and member of the Meadow Woods Country Club, where a special memory was made when she made a hole in one on Mother’s Day. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Services honoring the life of Mrs. Baldwin will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Henegar of the First Christian Church officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016 before the funeral services.  Interment will follow at Staude Cemetery in Okawville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Staude Cemetery maintenance fund or to the donor’s choice.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in care of arrangements.  Online condolences and memories of Anna may be shared with the family by visiting or on their Facebook page.