Joan Louise Poister was born July 31, 1928 at Enterprise, Kansas to Emmett and Rose (Barnett) Poister. She was baptized April 1, 1934 at Enterprise Methodist Church which her family attended. She played violin in EHS orchestra and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1946, after which she taught first grade in Holland, then Enterprise. Joan taught two more years in Woodbine KS, where she met teacher Loyd Baughman. On December 27, 1949 she and Loyd were married at Enterprise Methodist Church. They lived in Woodbine, Kansas first boarding and then moving to a small trailer. In 1959 Joan and Loyd brought their family to Longton where Loyd took over operation of Baughman Angus Ranch. Joan raised her four children and guided their formative years. The family spent many weekends moving cattle, and enjoyed participating in the Grand Entry for the Elk County Rodeo. Joan accompanied Longton/Elk Valley school choirs, was a 4-H club leader and served on Extension Council. She gave piano lessons to dozens of students.
Mrs. Baughman was a member of the United Methodist Church in Longton, United Methodist Women and attended District Conferences. She was organist for the church and played for numerous weddings and funerals. Loyd and Joan traveled to National Association of Postmasters of US conventions throughout the USA. Because Loyd had served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, many Julys found them at Oshkosh, Wisconsin enjoying Experimental Aircraft Association airshows and seminars.
Joan enjoyed traveling throughout the US and the world. She and the family went on camping trips to Roaring River with Longton friends. She attended numerous Extension Homemaker Unit conventions and traveled to Europe with adult friends. When Joan’s children traveled or had special events she got involved. She attended many birthday and graduation celebrations for grandchildren, and enjoyed visiting Tahiti, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, and Kenya. She and Loyd enjoyed attending Independence Community College sports events. She took a genealogy class at ICC and found some interesting leads on Poister and Baughman lineage.
Joan and Loyd moved to assisted living in Colby in 2012. She maintained her interest in reading and despite some dementia, enjoyed conversing and reminiscing. She died January 4, 2019..
Survivors include: four children; Janice (Bruce) Frahm of Colby KS, Gary Baughman (Joyce (Cockrum)deceased) of Hugoton KS, Charles Baughman (Margaret Froelich) of Dodge City KS, and Kenton Baughman (Marcia Dowell) of Lincoln NE. One sister Carol (Gary) Williams of Hayden CO and her children Don, David, Dale and Denise Menges , and sister-in-law Nadine (Lyle deceased) Poister of Butler MO. Six grandchildren; Jon Frahm (Teay Jindarat) of Uttaradit THAILAND, Duane Baughman of Manhattan, Ethan Baughman (Christie Buseman) of Thousand Oaks, California, Kendra (Jonny) Piening of Lincoln NE, Christine (Bobby) Truhe of Lincoln, and Karlyn Frahm of Colby. Seven great-grandchildren; Evelyn and James Baughman, Joshua and Vivian Piening, Sophie and Rhett Truhe, and Aliyah Frahm. She was preceded in death by her husband Loyd Baughman, brother Lyle Poister and brother-in-law LeRoy Menges.
Memorials contributions may be made to Longton United Methodist Church.
Cremation entrusted to Weeks Family Funeral Home and Crematory of Sublette, Kansas.