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BAKER, Gertrude 1893-1994

BAKER, WILCOX, WEITZELL

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/3/2011 at 09:19:43

Gertrude Baker, 101, of Eldora, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Valley View Nursing Home, Eldora.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Her body was donated to science. Creps-Abels Funeral Home of Eldora was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 23, 1893, in Milwaukee, Wis., to John S. and Carrie Amelia Wilcox Weitzell. She graduated from high school in Omaha, Neb. She received her teaching degree from Ohio Wesley, Delaware, Ohio, and the University of Chicago. She worked at the Chicago Evening American newspaper and Goldsmith Brothers trading.

She married George H. Baker in 1922 in Chicago. She was a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren and served as a Sunday school teacher for many years. She was also in the Eldora Womens Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Ruth (Mrs. Dean) Davison of Eldora; two grandsons, a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, George, in 1958.

Memorial Service for Gertrude Baker

A memorial service was held Saturday, October 8, at the Ivester Church of the Brethren, to celebrate the life of Gertrude Baker who died September 27. The service was officiated by Pastors Sue and Damon Wagner Fields. Karen Cakerice was organist. Paul and Elizabeth Hopkins, Clinton, sang a duet, "The Lord Is My Shepard." Ken Davison gave the eulogy. Several who attended shared memories of how Gertrude had touched their lives. Refreshments were served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.


 

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