Morris Baker, 75

Morris W. Baker, 75, of rural Wabash, died at 12:56 a.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018, at his home. 

He was born Feb. 22, 1943, in Wabash, to Clifford A. and Verla Marie (Brubaker) Baker.

Morris was a 1961 graduate of Lagro High School and was a Spec 5 in the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam. He married Phyllis L. Miller in Urbana, on May 29, 1964.  He was the head custodian at Metro North Elementary School 23 1/2 years and also worked at General Tire in Wabash 17 1/2 years.  Morris enjoyed yard work and had a huge garden. He also enjoyed reading and sitting in his chair watching the birds. 

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis L. Baker of Wabash; two daughters, Diane M. Roberts of Columbia City, and Jennifer L. (Ryan) Burns of Mooresville; five grandchildren, Breann Roberts, Brendan Roberts, and Baylie Roberts, all of Columbia City, and Emily Burns and Alex Burns, both of Mooresville; and two sisters, Mary (Deverl) Whitehead of Grabill, and Judy (Ronald) Hedrick of Fishers. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mom, Margurite Baker, and two brothers, Jody Baker and Ellis Baker.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Morris may be signed at

Posted on 2018 May 31