Betty J. Baker, 91, of Frankfort, passed away on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 at Wesley Manor Health Center.
She was born in Hamilton County on Feb. 5, 1929 to Ola Ernest and Theresa Elizabeth (Moore) Baird.
She married Paul A. Baker on March 14, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2000.
Mrs. Baker spent her childhood in Sheridan. Three years after graduating from Sheridan High School in 1946, she and her husband moved to Frankfort. She worked for both Marsh and Kroger for 10 years each, The Farmers Bank for four years and spent 21 years with Michael Construction.
Mrs. Baker was a member of First Christian Church where she sang in choir for more than 40 years. She also taught embroidery on paper to her church friends and started a greeting card club. Thanks to Mrs. Baker’s efforts, all of the club members enjoyed receiving cards on their special days. Her love of reading came in handy when she volunteered at Suncrest and Clinton Central Elementary School as a teacher’s helper.
Survivors include brothers, Floyd Don Baird of Georgia and Ralph “Jack” Baird of Sheridan; sisters, Martha J. (Harley) Hobson of Zionsville and Norma J. Hobson of Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Kevin D. Baker and sisters Doris J. Stultz and Georgia J. Moore.
Graveside services are scheduled at Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. Pastor Pam Ditson McCall will officiate. In adherence to the current CDC guidelines, it is requested that guests follow the appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3500 Depauw Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
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