BAKER, Irma L. (1937-2020)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 7/7/2022 at 10:53:25
Irma Lee Baker
(December 3, 1937 - August 22, 2020)
Family services for Irma Lee Baker, 82, of Ankeny, IA, who passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020, will be held Thursday, August 27, 2020. You may join the family on our Livestream in Irma’s obituary page of Overton Funeral Home’s website beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the Powers-Warren Cemetery, Runnells, IA.
Irma Lee Baker is survived by five of her children: Alesia Trask, James L (Jill) Baker, Sherri (Jori) Wilkie, Julie (Dave) Seymour and Debbie Fields; 13 grandchildren, Draper Kono (Jamie Dicks), Derek (Steph) Trask, Patrick (Sarah) Zanders, Parker (Atley) Baker, Baylee Baker, Dustin (Kayla) Wilkie, Dylin Wilkie, Jordin Wilkie (Kayla Anderson), Sean Seymour (Kellie Richardson), Travis Seymour, Jamie Seymour, Jaden Van Dyke (Maggie McCarthy), McKyla Fields; ten great- grandchildren, Ella and Laila Kono, Glenn and Ava Trask, Otis, Sam and William Zanders, Charlotte, Isla and Lucy Wilkie; two brothers, Leonard and Allen Northway.
Preceding her in death was her eldest daughter Carla Baker, parents, Leonard and Edith Northway; three sisters and three brothers. Irma lived and grew up on a 16 acre apple orchard in Runnells, IA in the Woodland area which they called the Homestead. She lived there with her parents and siblings, and lovingly referred to those times as "the good old days".
Irma graduated from Runnells High School. After high school she worked at Hiland potato chip company and then became a cook and worked at many well-known restaurants. Irma was an extremely strong and exceptional lady who loved her family dearly. She truly loved her family unconditionally and without judgement. Not only did she love her children but all their friends too, and she treated them as her own. To know her was to love her!
Irma enjoyed being in the kitchen cooking and canning. She was known for her fabulous fudge and potato salad and it was always requested for family holidays and special occasions.
Irma loved going to church and was a social butterfly. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them excel in their sporting and school events. She would often jump in her car and go visit family and friends, and it was always a joy to see her beautiful smiling face at your door. She enjoyed playing cards, getting ice cream, and setting in the park while feeding the ducks. She loved camping with her family, bird watching and all flowers. She had multiple bird feeders and a perennial garden to invite the birds in, so she could sit and watch them for hours.
Public visitation, using CDC Guidelines, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola, where family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. to greet friends. Memorials may be given in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the John Stoddard Cancer Center in Des Moines. This memorial is provided by Overton Funeral Home, 501 West Ashland Ave., Indianola, Iowa, http://www.overtonfuneral.com/
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