OBITUARY

David H Baty

October 27, 1935July 10, 2015
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My life began October 27, 1935 in Bain, Minnesota, as the 10th child of William Bryan and Ariel Susannah Baty. I enjoyed my childhood, being raised in a small country town. There I was free to roam the countryside with my slingshot and dog by my side and that is one of my favorite childhood memories. When I was 22 months old, a sister, Rachel Ann was born and we became constant companions. With such a large family we even shared a bedroom at one time. My family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, when I was a teenager. It was there that I met Virginia M. Wilson born February 27, 1936 at a Jack Schuller citywide revival crusade in February 1953. We sang in the choir together and my sister, Grace, introduced us. We quickly fell in love and were married November 6, 1953. We moved to Marion, Indiana following our marriage, so I could attend the Wesleyan College there. While in school, I worked at the RCA factory, TV bulb division. However, in 1959 our family moved back to Lincoln, NE. We became parents of five children, three boys and two girls, Duane, Robert, Dale, Barbara and Opal. Our children all got married and have their own families. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them all. We currently have 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, there’s more on the way. When we moved back to Lincoln, I tried several avenues of employment, including selling cookware, Rainbow vacuum cleaners, laying brick, and selling insurance. However, after some time I became a carpenter and did that line of work for most of my life. Due to a job lay-off in Lincoln, a friend offered me a job framing houses in Olathe, Kansas and we moved there in 1977. In 1982 I was injured in a construction accident that severed the artery to my right lower leg. After two years and 10 surgeries, I was given a 50 percent disability in that leg. At that time, other work was hard to find. I had sharpened circular saw blades for my boss, so decided to pursue that field. I attended the Belsaw Sharpening School in Kansas City, MO and workman’s compensation put me into business. David Baty Sharpening Service has been my source of income ever since. Virginia and I are active members of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, KS. I sang in the choir and served as a secretary in our Sunday School class. I also “minister” to several elderly gentlemen in a coffee group that meets regularly. My hobbies are fishing and hunting and watching any type of sporting event. I also loved to go bowling in my younger years (I had to quit at 70). God has been good to us. Recently, I told my son, Duane, that I did not know why God loved us so much. He replied; “that is the mystery of God’s grace.”

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, July 13, 2015
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 14, 2015

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Family Burial

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Deborah Bartlett

August 4, 2015

The "Baty" name was a well known name in our household growing up. Thank you for the friendships you have had with my parents, and the kindness you have continued to show all of the Johnson kids throughout the years. We look forward to meeting you in heaven someday....we appreciate the "Kingdom Work" you participated in while you were with us. Much love to your family! Deborah and Shannon Bartlett (James and Joy Johnsons' daughter and family)

Rachel Robison

July 23, 2015

Just as before:
Together we were babies, playmates, & pals. As far down as I can remember he looked after me & watched out for me. When I started school in Minnesota sometimes the snow would be knee deep or more. David would go first & I would walk in his footsteps, to make it easier for me. When we were older we rode our bikes to school. After school there he would be at the bike rack waiting for me, not that I didn't know my way home but he was doing his big brother thing making sure I got home okay.
Together we went to Sunday school, Bible school & church camp, school activities & youth parties.
He was 22 months older than me & went to activities when I was too young to go. But when my time had come he would take my by the hand & show me the way also making sure that I was where I needed to be.
He was number 10 and I am number 11 on our family tree. So we had very little material things. We made up our own games & had lots of fun. We got into mischief & loved to play pranks.
If someone ever gave either of us a stick of gum we tore it in two to share with each other.
When we were teenagers David was the serious one while I had few serious thoughts or moments. One day one of his friends grabbed me & kissed me. David said to me don't let him kiss you like that. I replied well how was he supposed to kiss me? I thought it was funny but David saw no humor in it.
Now once again he has gone on ahead but I know just as before when my time has come he will be there I know waiting on heavens shore. And once again he will take me by the hand & lead me through the promise land.
Rachel

V

July 16, 2015

You and your family have my deepest sympathy. May the God of all comforts (Ps. 83:18) comfort you during this difficult time.

Jessie Sullivan

July 14, 2015

My Dearest Ginnie,
This lighted candle is to let you know that Jesus is walking with you hand in hand. I cannot fathom the deep loss you feel and can only pray that as you think of your many years with Dave that you take comfort knowing you were the most gracious, kind, loving wife a man ever had. Dave was so lucky to have you, a woman after God's own heart, a woman who cared for her flock of children like a mother hen, and one that worked around the clock to keep the home lights burning. I so admire you and know that you gave Dave your ALL. I am so blessed to call you my sister, and I love you from here to the moon and back.

Jessie Sullivan

July 14, 2015

My Dear Family,
I am so sorry that your dear husband, father and grandfather passed away [my brother-in-law], yet so happy that he is in heaven! He has been healed and is now walking those streets paved with gold, wearing a white robe, and singing in God's Heavenly Choir. All those years dressed in a blue robe and singing in CCN's choir were preparation, I think, for his new body and dwelling place. I can picture his smile and sense the enthusiasm with which he sang. I feel blessed that I was able to share some time with him. I love you all so very much, and now his legacy lives on in you. May God put His arms around each of you and may you sense His presence closer than ever.

Deborah Walker

July 14, 2015

Aunt Ginnie and cousins Duane, Bob, Barb, Dale, and Opal. My love and prayers are with you in this time of sadness, but I know Uncle Dave is in Heaven singing in the choir along with Mom and other loved ones that are waiting for the rest of us to join them. Love to you all.

Jennifer Moore

July 13, 2015

Praising the Lord for your husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and great grandfather David Baty, today, and praying that the Holy Spirit's comfort will be your strength and peace.

Karla Edwards

July 13, 2015

Dear family you are thought of today as you grieve the loss of a husband and father so dear. May God give you His extraordinary peace throughout these days. In our prayers,

July 13, 2015

Sheila and I are thinking of you during this sad time. we are sorry for your loss. The Trumpets in Heaven are celebrating a new arrival.
Jim and Sheila Drake The Villages Fl.

Duane Baty

July 12, 2015

Dad always loved to go fishing. Here was one time at Valeries when things wern't moving fast enough. :-)

FROM THE FAMILY
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Aerial, David and William Baty-1938

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David Baty - three years old

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David and Rachel Baty - 1939

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David Baty - 1940

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David and Rachel Baty

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David's first car.

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David Baty's highschool graduation picture

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Virginia (Wilson) and David Baty's wedding day, November 6, 1953.