Natalie J Baugher

Born: Thu., Feb. 5, 1959
Died: Mon., Feb. 29, 2016


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 04, 2016
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 04, 2016
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home

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Natalie J. Baugher, 57, of Shelbyville, our very heart and soul, passed in peace Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at Franciscan St. Francis Health in Indianapolis.

Born Feb. 5, 1959, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of the late Robert McNew and Sara (Lux) Martin.

Surviving are a son, Nolan A. Conger of Shelbyville; daughters, Jesica S. Conger and Eryn M. Conger, both of Bloomington; brothers, Robert K. McNew of Shelbyville, Michael (Mitzi) McNew, and Christopher S. McNew; sister, Kae Ann Friend of Indianapolis; and stepsister, Lisa Kraner.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Denese Gibson, and stepbrother, Robert L. Martin.

Nat was a deeply devoted daughter, sister, mother, friend and coworker, whose generosity knew no limits. She rarely did much for herself, for her primary concern was always the well-being of others. Nat dedicated her very heart and soul to the needs of her family and friends, as well as to her fellow co-workers and employers. Her work ethic was second to none and she often held down more than one job to adequately provide for her family. She also embodied remarkable compassion for each person she ever crossed paths with and for every 911 call she ever handled. It is often said that Nat “knew no enemies,” for all those who had the pleasure of knowing her, rant and rave about her warm, loving presence.

In her solitude, her greatest joy was spending time in nature, where she created lavish gardens of flowers and ornate displays of outdoor decor. She took such pride in her yardwork and could turn any house into a true home with her knack for decorating. Nat also had a special connection with her beloved pets throughout the years and it was a common joke that those animals always ate better than she did, as their meal times were her first priority!

Nat was the perfect example of how to live by the Golden Rule, to do to others as you would have done to yourself. For that very reason, and so many more, she will be greatly missed, and more importantly, treasured deeply within us all.

A gathering of friends will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016, at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Chaplain Jason Quellhorst and Chaplain Sharon Adams officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Shelby County, P.O. Box 844, Shelbyville, IN 46176; or the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter, 705 Hale Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.

Funeral Directors Greg A. Parks, Sheila J. Parks and Stuart Parks are honored to conduct the services for Ms. Baugher.

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Debbie Matney
   Posted Tue March 01, 2016
My deepest sympathies! Nat was a great person! She will be sorely missed

Lisa Kraner
   Posted Tue March 01, 2016
So happy I was able to be there when your wonderful spirit was set free. Love you so much and know our family and this world was better off because of the awesome mother, daughter, sister, friend and person you were, Love, Lisa💖😇

Tony McClain
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
I am truly heart broken to hear of her passing. I really enjoyed working with her on 3rd shift and we always had a good time in dispatch. I will be praying for her family and friends. RIP Nat

Julie Everhart Lay
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
Kae, please know thinking of you and your family and so sorry to hear about your loss.

Bob Plew
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
Sara Jo, Eryn and the rest of your family. I am so sorry for the loss of Natalie. I am sure she is at peace with other family members and friends. I just know she and Jean Plew are sharing some great memories and hugs.
You are all in my prayers.


Penny Hacker Mines
   Posted Wed March 02, 2016
My heart goes out to the family. I will pray for peace and comfort in her passing. May God Bless you and keep that beautiful smile on your face for others in Heaven to enjoy! <3 Always and Forever!

Tonyia and Gary Downs
   Posted Thu March 03, 2016
Sara Jo,
We are thinking of you and your family today and sincere sympathies for everyone who loved her. There are many, I know. She was a real sweetheart all of the time and we both have fond memories of her.
May God bless and comfort you in your loss.

Tonyia and Gary Downs

Debbie Gaudin
   Posted Thu March 03, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Nat was a very special person .I know she will be missed. We laughed and cried together. God Bless You, Debbie Gaudin , nurse at Benesse Oncology

Haley Werbe
   Posted Fri March 04, 2016
I am truly sorry for your loss. Nat was so very special to all of us and will be deeply missed. Please know we are thinking of you all during this time.

With love,
Haley Werbe, RN Benesse Oncology

Laura Plummer
   Posted Mon March 07, 2016
My heart broke at the sad news. Nat was truly a kind soul. My summers wont be the same without talking to her at the fence,or enjoying a dip in the pool with no kiddos to splash us.

Melissa Stewart
   Posted Tue March 08, 2016
Sara and Amber! So so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your families!

William Darrah
   Posted Mon March 28, 2016
I only met Natalie once at the Monroe County Fairgrounds listening to her highly talented daughter Eryn performing with "Those Lazy Cabineers," but I know Natalie must have been an extremely special lady because both her daughters are dear friends of mine I worked with at Cracker Barrel in Bloomington for one year! Natalie's legacy is having two special daughters I was thoroughly blessed to meet and befriend so well as an outsider from the state of Texas!

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