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Louise O. Baldwin of Lincoln

Louise O. Baldwin, 77, of Lincoln passed away Saturday (Jan. 18, 2014) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home, Lincoln. The funeral will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Louise was born March 20, 1936, in Decatur, the daughter of Edward and Trela Davis Faust. She was a member of the Master Gardeners. Louise loved flowers and tending to her garden. Her yard was beautifully displayed, especially in the summer. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and made sure to spend time with each of them.

Surviving are her children, Larry R. Burns Jr., Bloomington; Gail Tungate, Lincoln; and Julie Keehma, Chicago; seven grandchildren, David Grant, Rachel Stapleton, Eric Grant, Elizabeth Lemmel, Sara Kiel, Michael Keehma and Alex Keehma; 13 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Carrin, Koltyn, Lena, Kaleb, Reanna, Riley, Grace, Kayla, Emma, Trenton, Koby and Chase; her siblings, Darlene Ernst, Mount Zion; Donna Meserole, Bathe; John J. Faust, Decatur; and Ruth Ann Taylor, Alabama; a special cousin, Delores Vairin, Pasadena, Calif.; and several loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Steven Burns; her brother, Donald Faust; and her significant other of 20 years, Robert Elkins.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.