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F. Wayne Baughman | 89 | Pittsfield

F. Wayne Baughman, age 89, of Pittsfield, Ill.  died Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, 20230, at Liberty Village in Pittsfield, Ill.
He was born Aug. 11, 1934 near Summer Hill, Ill. son of the late Henry Lee and Dorothy Iona Lewis Baughman.
He married Carol Virginia Claus on June 12, 1955 in Pittsfield, Ill. and she preceded him in death Nov. 14, 1996. He later married Edna M. Whitmore on May 16, 1998 and she survives.
Also surviving his children, Virginia Baughman Smith of Pittsfield, Il., Mark Baughman (Monica) of Houston, Texas, and Matthew (Angela) of Normal, Ill.; stepchildren, Debbie Orton (Jim) of Macomb, Ill., Tamara Behymer of Mt. Sterling, Ill., and Gretchen Curtis (Mark) of Missouri; seven grandchildren; a brother, Wendell Baughman (Ruth Ann) of California; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; siblings, Dorothy Joann Fisher and Carroll Lee Baughman.
Wayne was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Illinois State University.  He was employed by the Illinois Farm Bureau ending his career as Executive Director retiring in 1993. He was a member of the Pittsfield First Christian Church, National Wild Turkey Federation, and past member of Ducks Unlimited.  He was a lover of nature, hunting, fishing and golf. He was also a writer, writing for various publications.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Ill.  Burial will be in Pittsfield West Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Pittsfield First Christian Church or National Wild Turkey Federation both c/o Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Box 513, Pittsfield, Ill. 62363.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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