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Helen Baldwin Glover

October 5, 1934 ~ October 2, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

Helen L. Baldwin Glover, 86, departed to her heavenly home on October 2, 2021.  She was born October 5, 1934 in the Fairview Community of Lonoke County to Hemp and Mary Baldwin.  Helen spent her early years attending the Fairview School before consolidation.  She was a graduate of Lonoke High School where she was an outstanding basketball player for the Lady Jackrabbits.   

After raising three children as a loving mother and homemaker, she then served 13 years as the church secretary for First Baptist Church of Carlisle.  From there she worked numerous years as the office manager of Chamber’s Nursing Home of Carlisle and also served on its board of directors. 

Helen became an excellent baker after taking a cake decorating class in the 1970’s.  From that point forward, she baked and decorated annual birthday cakes which became a much-loved family tradition.  Some of her greatest pleasures in life were spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events, dance and piano recitals, band concerts, pageants and school activities.   She also thoroughly enjoyed regular visits from her great-grandchildren and grandchildren.

As a member of First Baptist Church of Carlisle for over 60 years, Helen was known as a prayer warrior.  She spent many hours reading and studying her bible most often with endearing friends of the Ladies Sunday School Class.  Helen was a member of the Carlisle Progressive Club.  Helen loved working and completing jigsaw puzzles and then re-working the puzzles again with her friends at the Carlisle Senior Center.  Helen loved all sorts of crafts and sewing in her earlier years of motherhood. 

Even though Helen was a very humble and modest person, she overcame numerous serious health challenges.  She was a three-time cancer survivor and an 18-year liver and kidney transplant recipient. 

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Doris McKinney and granddaughter Michelle Brooke Glover.  She is survived by her three children, Keith (Mary) Glover of Stuttgart, Robin (William) Rountree of Carlisle and Lee Glover of Carlisle; five grandchildren, Mark (Brooke) Glover of Little Rock, Kristen (Barrett) Belew of Little Rock, John Robert Hart of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dr. Ashley Glover of Jonesboro, and Christopher Hart of Little Rock; 5 great-grandchildren, Addison Glover, Harper Glover and Weston Glover of Little Rock, J.T. Belew and Bennett Belew of Little Rock; siblings, Eva Sullivan and Tom Baldwin both of Little Rock and Raymond (Marie) Baldwin of Cabot; the father of her three children, Bobby L. Glover of Carlisle, and countless other nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to her niece Judy Glover Cordell who took her to numerous doctors’ appointments, ballgames and events over the years; Dr. Chris Morgan for his wonderful care as her primary physician; Dr. Diane Wilder as her personal oncologist; her excellent team of physicians and nurses at Ochsner’s Multi-Organ Transplant Institute of New Orleans; and her First Baptist Church family and friends for all of their love and prayers over the years.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Carlisle, P.O. Box 25, Carlisle, AR 72024; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 16328, Little Rock, AR 72231.

Visitation will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Carlisle followed by a Celebration of Life service beginning at 11:00 am.  Interment will be at the Carlisle Cemetery. 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Carlisle

Celebration of Life
Tuesday
October 5, 2021

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Carlisle

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