OBITUARY

June Waunita Baldwin

June 13, 1934February 17, 2021

June Waunita Baldwin, 86, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. She was a lifelong Kansas City area resident. She was born June 13, 1934 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Joesph and Alice (Carl) Liles.

She married Earl Nelson in 1950, and they had five children, Jerry, Gary, Linda, Beverly, and Kevin. Together they built homes throughout Kansas City, Kansas, building a home in Overland Park, and finally in Spring Hill, Kansas.

June and Earl took their children on many vacations, and they also enjoyed camping with friends and relatives. One of their favorite places to visit was Colorado. They even built a home in Pinewood Springs, and later a vacation home in Estes Park. June expressed that her most memorable vacation was with her sisters in Hawaii.

In 1988, she married Larry Baldwin who also had five children. They were married nearly 30 years until his passing in 2017.

June worked for many years building circuit boards for Butler National, King Radio, and lastly, Aviation Systems.

June loved her children and their families more than anything. She especially loved celebrating the Holidays with her family, playing games, and telling stories. In the last few years she was able to vacation with all three of her sons in Portland, Oregon. She loved visiting Branson and going to country western and gospel shows.

She had an excellent sense of humor, enjoying the “Joke of the Day” by Joel Olsteen every Sunday. She will be remembered for her special way of telling stories, and her positive and fun personality. June is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her brother Dean Liles, sister Joan Hartford, her children Jerry Nelson and Beverly Nelson Vansant, and her granddaughter Lindsay Vansant. She will be dearly missed by her sisters Peggy Weeks of Belton, Missouri, and Gloria Hoggatt (Don) of Independence, Missouri, brother David Kincaid (Lori) of Clearlake, California, children Gary Nelson (Julia) of Lenexa, Kansas, Linda Stillman of Loveland, Colorado, and Kevin Nelson (Laurie) of Bella Vista, Arkansas, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions the funeral service will be private, the graveside service will be open to the public, Saturday, March 6th at approximately 11:30 at the Maple Hill Cemetery on Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas. The funeral will be livestreamed on the Floral Hills Facebook page starting at 9:55am on Saturday. Log into your Facebook account and search for Floral Hills Funeral Home. The service will be on the main page of the funeral home's Facebook page, however, you will not be able to view anything until 9:55am.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association.

Services

6 March

Committal Service

11:30 am

Maple Hill Cemetery

2301 S. 34th St
Kansas City, KS 66106

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Lois Swartzlander

March 4, 2021

Aunt June was the life of the party anywhere she went, especially at family gatherings. As a child I remember sitting close to her, mesmerized by the stories she told. The "three aunts", June, Peggy and Gloria, would be together on the couch and keep us laughing for hours. Aunt June genuinely cared about her family. She will be greatly missed! Rest In Peace dear lady. See you on the other side. Will be waiting to hear you tell amazing stories of heaven.

Peggy Weeks

March 2, 2021

My dear sister and I were blessed to live across the hall from each other for more than the past year - loved being a neighbor to her and spending each day visiting, eating together and playing games. She was very dear and special to me all of my life. We especially liked going on vacations together- some of the very special memories were when we went to Hawaii, Mexico and Colorado together. I will miss her deeply. We have always been close- however especially close these last 18 months sharing each day together. She will be forever in my heart. I loved June so much.

Carolyn Lowe

March 1, 2021

Wow where do I begin, she was the best stepmom in the world she was the only one in my family I could tell something personal to and it wouldn’t get all around my whole family!! I loved her so much and am so thankful for the time me and my dad had with her!! Who would’ve ever known high school sweet hearts would meet up and get to spend the rest of their lives together! I will miss her RIP June love you!

Stephen Hinkhouse

March 1, 2021

June was my aunt. As a boy, our families were neighbors. We shared many experiences and I will always remember her as a fun-loving, kind person.

James Nichols

February 28, 2021

When my wife and I moved to Carnegie, June had already been a resident for some time. In those days, they served a "free" continental breakfast and I joined June and some others almost every morning for a meal and conversation. She was so easy to talk to and communicate with, she was my special friend. That friendship lasted until the day she passed and every morning at breakfast, it is hard not to think about her and what she might be saying or doing. And those morning phone calls from Kevin - my kids do not call in the mornings - I always thought that was so neat.

Gloria Hoggatt

February 28, 2021

My Sister June
I am thinking of all the times we shared with each other.
We went on trips, we shared laughter, family, heart aches, and lots of fun times and love.
I will miss you so much, RIP
Love you forever your sister Gloria

Jim Hoggatt

February 27, 2021

Aunt June was a wonderful powerful influence in my life. Love and condolences to Gary, Linda and Kevin.

Jessica Weeks

February 26, 2021

Sisters
Gloria, Peggy, and June

August 2016

Jessica Weeks

February 26, 2021

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY