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Annette Applebaum Baim

Hot Springs, AR, 1942 - 2021

Annette Applebaum Baim, age 79, of Hot Springs, Ark., a longtime resident of Pine Bluff, died Saturday, July 17, 2021. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 14, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Louis Applebaum and Ramelle Weinberg Applebaum. She attended East High School in Memphis, the University of Michigan, and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Annette moved to Pine Bluff after her marriage to Kenneth Baim. Annette and Kenneth had a wonderful and loving relationship for sixty years. They were true partners and worked together to raise their children and grandchildren, and conduct their businesses.
Annette was very active in the community, serving as a past-president and a former sustaining member of the Junior League of Pine Bluff. She was a driving force behind "Southern Accent," the League's award-winning cookbook. Annette owned and operated The Personal Touch gift shop in Pine Bluff, for a number of years. She later founded Odd Balls, which became the nation's second largest private printable stationery publisher. She was former member of Temple Anshe Emeth in Pine Bluff, where she and Kenneth raised their family. They later moved to Hot Springs and became members of Congregation House of Israel.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Baim; three daughters, Laurie Baim Friedman (Albert Levin), Leigh Baim Mansberg (Daniel), and Karen Baim Reagler (David); and eight grandchildren, Rebecca Friedman, Adam Friedman, Ramelle Mansberg Glick (Jason), Emma Mansberg, Tillie Reagler, Louis Reagler, Hannah Reagler, and Miriam Reagler; and a sister, Harriet Blaiss of Florida. The Baim family wishes to thank Hospice and the wonderful caregivers who took care of Mrs. Baim.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Jewish Cemetery at Pine Bluff with Rabbi Sheldon Kleinman officiating. Services were provided by Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to Congregation House of Israel, Post Office Box 20802, Hot Springs, Ark., 71901; Temple Israel, 1376 E Massey Rd., Memphis, Tenn., 38120; or
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Published July 22, 2021

Ralph Robinson & Son
807 South Cherry Street, P.O. Box 5254, Pine Bluff, AR
Phone: 870-534-3131