Archive for Monday, November 8, 1993


November 8, 1993


— Services for Fred E. Baker, 82, Valley Falls, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Baptist Church, Valley Falls, with the Rev. John Boyd officiating. Burial will be in the Winchester-Wise Cemetery.

Mr. Baker died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1993, at the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, Winchester.

He was born May 9, 1911, at Winchester, the son of Lewis C. and Pearl B. Howard Baker. He lived in the Winchester area most of his life and moved to Valley Falls in 1984.

Mr. Baker farmed in the Winchester and Farmington areas for many years and worked on the Norton ranch in Winchester for several years. He worked at the Cooperative Farm Chemicals Assn. (now Farmland) fertilizer plan in Lawrence for 18 years until his retirement in 1974.

He was a member of the former Hebron Baptist Church in rural Winchester and attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Falls.

Mr. Baker married Ruth May Manthe on July 13, 1940, in Oskaloosa.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Frederick, Lansing, Roy, Bucklin, Larry D., Ozawkie, Gary, Nortonville, and Ronnie, Valley Falls; a daughter, Beth Eyestone, Wellington, Fla.; a brother, Howard, Oskaloosa; a sister, Margaret Hicks, Leavenworth; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Kay, died in 1979.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials to the Valley Falls Rescue Squad.

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