517 E Washington St, Arma, KS 66712

NADINE E. BAIMA February 2, 1919 - June 24, 2023

Date of Funeral

July 7, 2023

Nadine Baima, 104, of Pittsburg passed away on June 24, 2023.  Nadine, beloved daughter of Andrew and Eda Hoffman, moved to Pittsburg as a young child and graduated from Pittsburg High School.   She met her beloved husband of forty-nine years, Johnnie Baima, at a barn dance in southeast Kansas.

Nadine was supportive, compassionate, nurturing and loved unconditionally.  She also possessed a delightful sense of humor, a stubbornness and a streak of independence that served her well following a stroke thirteen years ago.  She possessed a sweet tooth, greatly enjoyed baking and created many delicious treats for her family and friends over the years.

Nadine deeply loved her family and friends. Nadine was preceded in death by her parents, husband Johnnie, son Gary, sisters Helen Herron, Olga Chance, Mary Grace Fernetti and brothers, John Hoffman, Harold Hoffman and Bob Hoffman.   She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Ron) Fenton, grandchildren Lane Baima, Kyra Fenton, Jason (Heidi) Fenton, her great grandchildren, Ali Fenton, Tai Fenton, Delaney Baima and Olivia Nadine Baima, her brother, Gerald (Carol) Hoffman, sister-in-law Pat Hoffman and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nephews and great-great nieces.

Nadine’s family would like to express their deep appreciation for the care givers and staff who lovingly cared for Nadine during her 13 years at Ascension Living/Via Christi Village Pittsburg.  The family is also very grateful for Dr. Richard Gellender and his staff for many years of wonderful and compassionate care.

Graveside services will be at 10 A.M. Friday, July 7, 2023 at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery with Father Josh Evans officiating. The casket will remain closed.  Friends may call Thursday, July 6, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Bedene Funeral Home to sign the register book or contribute to the memorial fund.  A celebration of life for family and friends will occur at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nadine’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.

Friends may call to sign the register book or contribute to the memorial fund
Thursday, July 6, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Bedene Funeral Home
Arma, Kansas
Casket will remained closed

Graveside Service
Friday, July 7, 2023 at 10:00 A.M.
Garden of Memories Cemetery
Pittsburg, Kansas

Garden of Memories Cemetery
Pittsburg, Kansas

Alzheimer's Association


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    Billie Head says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Nadine was such a sweet soul, and I enjoyed the time I got to spend with her. She will be deeply missed.

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    Janice Roller Ashlee and JD s Mom says

    Sorry for your loss. I have always loved her she was a good friend and a wonderful person . She will be missed

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    Alissa Bender says

    Some of my fondest memories from growing up are when I would go with my Grandma and Mom (Josephine and Marilyn Moriconi) to visit Johnnie and Nadine. The laughs always seemed to be nonstop…I miss those days. To this day I can’t smell cut onions or sweet pickles without being transported right back to that kitchen in Pittsburg, with the spread for sandwich making and the wonderful company. I’m so sorry for your loss. Nadine and Johnnie will be forever fondly remembered by me. If my mom were still here I know she would say the same.

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