Dorothy M. Baldwin

GERRY – Dorothy M. Baldwin, 93, of Heritage Village, died Saturday, June 28, 2013 at the Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.

Born May 28, 1920, in Buffalo, daughter of the late Harrison and Ella Pingrey Cheney.

She was a 1938 graduate of Cuba High School and the Practical Bible Training School, 1940. She married the Rev. Ernest L. Beuter. After serving two pastorates in New York State, they worked with Baptist Mid Missions in Haiti for two years. After his death in 1949, Dorothy graduated from Houghton College, magna cum laude, 1954 She was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. While teaching English and French in Clymer, she completed her Master’s degree in journal-ism at Syracuse University.

In 1965 she married the late Robert G. Baldwin of Fredonia, teaching in Hamburg from 1963-1975. Robert died in 1999.

Dorothy was a freelance writer of several articles published in various magazines and authored Memoirs of a Depression Bum, a book chronicling her second husband’s teenage travels.

She was a member of the Benjamin Prescott chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Harvest Chapel Free Methodist Church, had been a resident of Heritage Village since 1998 and attended the Gerry Free Methodist Church.

Mother of Mary Anna (Warren) Harbeck of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, Rhoda Rhoads of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; grandmother of six; great-grandmother of 12; sister of Donald (Jane) Cheney of Ormond Beach, FL and the late Basil (Hazel of Myrtle Beach, SC) Che-ney.

Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Friday in Seeley Auditorium, Schwab Manor of Heritage Village, Gerry. No prior visitation. Burial in West Clarksville Cemetery, West Clarksville.

Memorials to Gerry Free Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Jordan Funeral Home, Sinclair-ville.