Doris Baker

Doris BakerDoris I. Baker, 81, of Rushville died at 8:30 p.m. April 7, 2012, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

She was born July 16, 1930, in Schuyler County, Illinois, a daughter of Onzelo G. and Anna B. Ackerson Harn. She first married Edward Hollis. She later married Dale Hammack. She married Thomas E. "Tom" Baker on Aug. 2, 1982, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2010.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Timothy W. Hollis; three grandchildren; and one sister, Violet Lashbrook.

Surviving are three sons, Marvin (and Sue Ann) Hammack of Bader, David (and Juanita) Hammack of Astoria and Raymond (and Tracey) Hammack of Summum; one brother, Donald Harn of Tulsa, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She first worked at Astoria Fibra Steel and worked on the family farm. Later, she worked at Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont. For many years, she cleaned houses locally.

She attended Vermont Christian Church. She volunteered at the annual Sheldons Grove Thanksgiving Dinner and attended the Christian Women's Fellowship in Beardstown.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Reverend Dave Vandeman officiating. Burial will follow in Palm Cemetery, west of Rushville. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Palm Cemetery or Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/11/2012

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