Doris Baker

Doris BakerDoris J. Baker, 78, of Astoria died at 6:04 a.m. July 28, 2017, at Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.

She was born June 4, 1939, in Astoria, a daughter of Allen and Nelda Kessler Bucher. She married Lewis Baker on Sept. 10, 1957, in Bader. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 2015.

She also was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Maxine Cox; one brother, Arthur Bucher; and four infant siblings.

Surviving are one son, Jeff Baker of Browning; three daughters, Darla Rose and Marcia Weiss, both of Astoria, and Stacey (and Bill) Lechlitner of Warsaw, Ind.; three sisters, Irene Shaw of Rushville, Nedra Bollinger of Browning and Bernice Wright of Macomb; one brother, Dayle (and Patricia) Bucher of Bedford, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was a homemaker and childcare giver.

She was a member of Woodland Church of the Brethren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at her church in Astoria with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/2/2017


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