Penny S. Baldes, 68 of Carlinville, passed away Wednesday evening, January 18, 2023, at her residence in Carlinville. Penny was born on June 1, 1954, to William Leslie and Kathryn (Dixon) Elmore Jr. in Carrollton.
Penny graduated from Greenfield High School with the class of 1972. She married Don A. Baldes on April 20, 1973, in Rockbridge, Illinois at the Methodist Church. Penny worked in the trucking industry for over forty years at companies like Lippold and Arnett, Curry’s Ice and Coal, and Passalacqua and Powell in Illinois. Most recently in Colorado, she worked for Rocky Mountain Soils before returning to Illinois. She loved reading and ATV riding in the mountains of Colorado.
Penny is survived by her husband, Don; son, Scott (partner, Neal Kirby) Baldes of New Orleans, Louisiana; two sisters, Margaret (Gary) Bridgewater of Rockbridge, Illinois, and Nancy (W.A.) Baker of Frisco, Texas; one niece and two nephews.
Penny was preceded in death by her parents, William Leslie Elmore Jr. and Kathryn Elmore; and a nephew, Brett Bridgewater.
No services are planned for Penny. Memorials are suggested to the Residential Hospice. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is serving the Baldes family.