Betty Baker, 74

Betty L. Baker, 74, Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, April 1, at 4:45 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

She was born in North Manchester on Sept. 24, 1938 to Theo L. and Lucy M. (Harrison) Williams. Mrs. Baker graduated from Chester High School in 1956. She married Jack L. Baker on Nov. 23, 1957. Mrs. Baker was a special education assistant at Fort Wayne Community Schools for 20 years.  She and her husband enjoyed traveling. She also enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Baker is survived by her husband, Jack; her sons, Greg (Samantha) Baker, LaOtto, and Jon (Tricia) Baker, Fort Wayne; her daughters, Dawn (Aaron) Green, Greenville, Ohio, and Amie Baker, Fort Wayne;  a brother, Lester (Anita) Williams, Georgetown, Texas;  seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rozella Shenefield.

A memorial service will be held at McKee Mortuary, 1401 St. Rd. 114 West, North Manchester, on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ron Ramsey officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, at a later date. Friends and family may call at McKee Mortuary on Friday, April 5 from 4-8 p.m.  Also, one hour prior to the memorial service on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, or the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway W. Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Condolences may be emailed to mckeemortuary.com.

Posted on 2013 Apr 02