Archive for Saturday, October 26, 1996


October 26, 1996


— Funeral services for B. Maxine Baker, 78, Topeka, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Northland Christian Church, Topeka. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ozawkie Cemetery, Ozawkie.

Mrs. Baker died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at Manor Care Nursing Center, Topeka.

She was born Dec. 25, 1917, in Perry, the daughter of John Q. and Rose Blevins Sharkey.

She had lived in Topeka since 1964 after moving there from Dennison, where she lived for 12 years. She was a 1935 graduate of Perry Rural High School and earned a master's degree in education from Washburn University while working and raising her family.

Mrs. Baker was an elementary school teacher for 35 years and taught in several one-room schools in Jefferson and Jackson counties. She taught in USD. 501 in Topeka at both Grant and Quinton Heights Elementary Schools. She retired in 1980.

Mrs. Baker was a member of Northland Christian Church, Topeka, and a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority in Jefferson County.

She married Charles H. Baker on May 12, 1938, at Oskaloosa. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, David Barker, Jacksonville, Fla., and Donald J. Baker, Topeka; a daughter, Rachel O'Sullivan, Topeka; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.

The family suggests memorials to the Stroke Support Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home.

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