Frances Campbell Baldwin
Frances Campbell Baldwin, "Miss Frances", 91, of 206 East Curtis Street, died early Sunday morning in the comfort of her home.
As the owner of Simpsonville's first daycare facility, Baldwin's Nursery School and Kindergarten, she was known and loved by generations of children. She adored the children as well, and ran the business for over 35 years.
She was an active member of Simpsonville First Baptist Church. Frances continued to care for the children in the Simpsonville community by serving as the director of the church nursery for over 20 years. She also acted as president of the State Nursery Association for two years.
In addition, she was a charter member and president of the Simpsonville Garden Club, a past member and president of the Simpsonville Mothers' Club, and a past member and president of the Homemaker's Association.
She was respected and cherished by all who knew her. Her feisty and giving spirit stayed with her until the end. Her family was her greatest enjoyment and she will be greatly missed.
Born in Greenville County, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Pauline Campbell of Simpsonville, SC. For 62 wonderful years, she was the devoted wife of the late Manly Baldwin.
Surviving are her two daughters, Sandra Greer, and Martha Howard and her husband, Hunter, Jr.; her sister-in-law, Mary Harling and her husband, Walker, of Simpsonville; a brother-in-law, Don Baldwin and his wife, Mary Dan, of Greenville; seven grandchildren, Robin Taylor and her husband, Terry; Richard Greer, Jr. and his wife, Sarah; Chandler Greer and his wife, Jessica; Hunter Howard, III and his wife, Joy; Craig Howard and his wife, Tricia; Fran Cook and her husband, David; and Cam Larson and her husband, Jimmy. Frances was also the proud grandmother to 17 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends December 15 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the home. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of First Baptist Church, Simpsonville, on Tuesday, December 16 at 11:00am. Burial will follow in Cannon Memorial Park.
The family will be at the home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Simpsonville, 3 Hedge St., Simpsonville, 29681.
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Published by The Greenville News on Dec. 15, 2014.