Shelia Diane Baldauf

Born: 02/22/1948 Passed:

Shelia Diane Baldauf was 70 years of age when she peacefully went home to be with the Lord on December 14, 2018. She leaves behind her loving husband of 25 years, James and three loving children, Sandra, John and Phillip. Shelia was born in Saltville, VA on February 22, 1948 to Robert and Eula Lamie before moving to Ohio. Shelia and James spent the last 25 years living in northwest Montana where Shelia exuded a childlike wonderment of the natural beauty that surrounded her. Shelia and James returned to Ohio to be surrounded by family and friends for Shelia’s last days on this earth. When asked by her hospice nurse what she had done in Montana the past 25 years Shelia simply replied “I lived a beautiful life”, that reply was quintessential Shelia and made my heart soar. I miss her dearly….until we meet again my beautiful little angel, your loving husband James.


22 Tributes to Shelia Diane Baldauf

  1. James says:

    Merry Christmas Sweetheart… I Love You!!!

  2. Linda Kraly says:

    ????Shelia,???? You will always be remembered ,but you are in a better place where it’s peaceful. You were a very thoughtful & loving person???????? You will always be remembered Love you & Miss you. Love Mom & Dad????????????????

  3. Anastasia says:

    She was such an amazing woman. So many memories I have as a child of her spoiling me and doing things she didn’t have to. She was caring and loving and everything that I hope to be! Always in my heart ♥️ love you aunt Sheila!

    • James says:

      Thank you, Ana (Woodstock). I remember those days too, just like they were yesterday.

      • James says:

        My dear Shelia, it was one year ago today you were taken from me, although it feels as it were just yesterday. Life has been difficult without you by my side, I try my best and just take one day at a time but life has less meaning in a world without you. I cherish the memories we made together and relive them in my mind quite often. Your passing has left a scar on my heart, a reminder of the love we had, a love I will never know again. I miss you more than words can express. Sleep tight my little angel you are forever in my heart. I love you.

  4. Courtney Adkins "DeWitt" says:

    Sure going to miss my great aunt Sheila. She was my grandmas sister who also is no longer with us. They are both in heaven together again. I’m sure they are up there talking away. I’m glad I got to see her before she went to heaven. Loved her smile and our talks that we did have. Your now a beautiful angel. Love and miss you so much.

  5. James says:

    Hi Sweetheart….the New Year is almost upon us but there is nothing “Happy” about it without you by my side. I think of you all the time and miss you terribly. You were taken from me far too soon. I love you.

  6. James says:

    I bought you a dozen red roses for New Years Day, they’re in a vase on the kitchen table, I know you are looking down upon them right now, red roses always were your favorite. Even though you are no longer right next to me I can still feel your presence all around me, I hope I always will. I will always love you Shelia!

  7. James says:

    My dearest Shelia, It has been four weeks today since you were taken from me, I think of you every day and miss you more than words can express, they say it gets easier with the passage of time…….they are wrong.

  8. James says:

    Hi Sweetheart….I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you, as I often do. There is much less joy in life without you by my side, I miss all our time we shared together and will cherish those memories forever. I love you Shelia.

  9. James says:

    The words of Henry Scott Holland:

    Death is nothing at all.

    I have only slipped away to the next room.
    I am I and you are you.
    Whatever we were to each other,
    That, we still are.

    Call me by my old familiar name.
    Speak to me in the easy way
    which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed
    at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word
    that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effect.
    Without the trace of a shadow on it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same that it ever was.
    There is absolute unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind
    because I am out of sight?

    I am but waiting for you.
    For an interval.
    Somewhere. Very near.
    Just around the corner.

    All is well.

  10. James says:

    I still have the Valentine Day card you gave me ten years ago, you wrote inside “I will always love you, Shelia”. I took it out today and read it, and cried. I will alawys love you too, James.

  11. James says:

    I can hear you now “Babe, where can we go eat for my birthday”. I never thought I would miss those words as much as I do today.
    I cannot put into words how much I miss you, it’s very difficult to find meaning in a world without you. I love you Shelia.

  12. James says:

    Shelia, twenty-five years ago today you walked into my life and changed it forever. We spent the next twenty-five years together, rarely apart, always within arms reach of one another. Your passing is the most pain my heart has ever known. I think of you every moment of every day. I will forever cherish your memory and love you eternally. Happy Anniversary my love (4-19-1994).

  13. James says:

    Hi Sweetheart, I have been thinking of you quite often lately. Your beautiful soul has left a deep void in my heart, one that will never be filled. Since your passing my world has become very insular and dark. I hope you left this world knowing how much I truly loved and adored you. The unconditional love you blessed me with is something I will cherish forever, it’s the greatest gift one can give to another. Rest in peace my beautiful little angel my love for you is eternal.

    • James says:

      Your youngest, Phillip, is by your side now. May he rest in peace with his mother by his side. I think of you still, Shelia, everyday.

  14. James says:

    I MISS YOU!!!

  15. James says:

    I miss you little angel.

  16. James says:

    I need you right now little angel. This life is unbearable without you. I miss you.

  17. James says:

    Happy Birthday Sweetheart! Today was always our day to go out for steak dinner but I will not be doing that today, it’s just not the same without you, nothing is. I always think of you as if it were just yesterday but it’s been over a year since you were taken from me and it’s been a difficult journey without you by my side. I will always love you and be grateful for the twenty-five years of joy you brought into my life. Rest peacefully on your special day my little angel you are forever in my heart. I love you.

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