Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biography Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold 
County IAGenWeb Schools
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
Welcome to Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project
Welcome to Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project
Welcome to Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project
rose.jpg
   

powered by FreeFind
 
    

  Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa

OBITUARY ~ WILLARD WILFORD BAKER
April 08, 1894 ~ January 06, 1991

Willard Wilford Baker was the son of W.T. (Wm. Thomas) and Clara Flick Baker and was born on April 8, 1894 at Knowlton, Iowa and entered into eternal rest on January 6, 1991 at the age of 96 years, 8 months and 28 days. He attended rural school at Willow Grove which was 3/4 of a mile through the field from the family farm.

He was united in marriage with Nora Beatrice Burnworth on April 13, 1913 in Knowlton, Iowa in a double wedding ceremony with his brother and her sister. Both couples were privileged to celebrate thrir fiftieth wedding anniversary. Three daughters were born to bless this union.

Nora preceded him in death on December 16, 1967. On December 6, 1975 he was united in marriage to Ferne Miller at McAllen, Texas. Willard had made Crest Haven his home since June of 1990.

Willard was engaged in farming, worked for the railroad, and had been a cook during various times in his life. He and his wife Nora homesteaded at Gillette, Wyoming from 1917 to 1921. It was here that their daughter Opal was born. Being born of pioneer stock helped both Willard and Nora endure the hardships that homesteading thrust upon them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, both of his wives Nora and Ferne, three sisters, and four brothers. He was the last surviving member of the Baker family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his three daughters Lois (Cecil) Allen of Tingley, Iowa, Irene (Alvin) Tull of Creston, Iowa and Opal (Paul) Overholser of Treynor, Iowa, nine grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildrem and twenty-five great-great grandchildren, and a sister-in-law Clara Baker of Newburg, Oregon.

May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.

Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 1991 First Christian Church, the Rev. Robert Pickerell officiating. Casket bearers were Von Tull, Art Hays, Howard Tull, Lloyd Drake, Willis Allen, and David Sobotka. Honorary casket bearers were Glen Tull, Jim Sissel, Milo, Green Allen, Ronald Tull, Loran Drake, Earl Miller, Pete Corneli, Lonnie Miller, and Leonard Miller. Organists were Joyce Frost and Lafern Barnes. Selected congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace" and "In the Garden".

Interment was made at Knowlton (Centenary) Cemetery, Diagonal, Iowa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2017

Return to:

A - B OBITUARIES INDEX   C OBITUARIES INDEX    D OBITUARIES INDEX
E - F - G OBITUARIES INDEX   H - I - J OBITUARIES INDEX    K - L OBITUARIES INDEX
M OBITUARIES INDEX   N - O - P OBITUARIES INDEX    Q - R OBITUARIES INDEX
S - T OBITUARIES INDEX   U - V - W OBITUARIES INDEX    X - Y - Z OBITUARIES INDEX


You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!



© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.