Mary Baker

Mary BakerMary Baker, 83, of Canton died at 8:01 a.m. Nov. 9, 2012, at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.

She was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Beardstown, a daughter of Harold and Helen Still Van Horn. She married Aubrey Baker on March 17, 1946, in Astoria. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Audrey Brown of Las Vegas, Nev., Steve (and Nancy) Baker of Waterloo and Ted (and Dorri) Baker of Norris; two sisters, Margaret Young of Wisconsin and Lil Steele of Jacksonville; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty; and one grandson, Christopher Brown.

She had first worked as a bookkeeper at Canton State Bank and then at CIPS, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of First Christian Church in Canton and was active in its church groups.

Graveside service was held Tuesday at Summum Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Nestlerode officiating. Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Fulton County Humane Society.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/14/2012

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