William Baughman (1938 - 2017)

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BOTKINS — William W. Baughman, 78, of Botkins, passed away suddenly of an automobile accident at 2:39 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017.

He was born in Logan County, Ohio on Aug. 13, 1938, to the late Wilford and Mildred (Klopfenstein) Baughman. On Sept. 9, 1967, he married Paulette M. (Eshman) Baughman and she preceded him in death, Nov. 4, 2003.

He is survived by his children, Susan (Bruce) Kaufman, of Maplewood, Nicholas (DeAnna) Baughman, of Sidney, Douglas Baughman, of Draper, Utah, Thomas (Kellie) Baughman, of Jackson Center, and Anthony (Krystal) Baughman, of Maplewood; grandchildren, Lauren (Ryan), Josh, Makayla, Ethan, Isaiah, Elijah, Alaina, Madison, Keaton, Trenton and Peyton; great-grandchildren, Asher and Rowyn; sisters, Janice (Steve) Minton, of Sidney, and Karen (Jesse) Devargas, of Eugene, Oregon; and three nieces.

Bill graduated from Sidney High School in 1956 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1957, Bill started his life long career working for George Kah, eventually they became business partners. George Kah passed away in 1984 when Bill then purchased the nursery from George's wife, Irene Kah. The nursery is still operated by Bill's family and has continued to expand over the years. Horticulture was Bill's business and lifelong passion. He enjoyed snowmobiling in Michigan and the mountains in Wyoming with his family and friends. All who loved Bill, will truly miss him.

The Rev. Shawn Wilson will officiate a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the St, Lawrence Catholic Church, 16053 Botkins Road, Botkins, Ohio 45306. Visitation will follow the service at the St. Lawrence Hall until 7 p.m. with a meal provided.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 16053 Botkins Road, Botkins, OH 45306.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center and online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2017