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Obituaries

Obituaries

Donald R. Baker De Soto

Services for Donald R. Baker, 69, De Soto, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel in De Soto.Mr. Baker died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.He was the son of Lloyd and Marie Smith Baker.He worked as a repairman for Lonestar Cement for 33 years and retired in 1991. He was a member of AFL-CIO and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6654.Mr. Baker and his wife, Luretta, were married Dec. 31, 1956. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Christopher, Gardner; two daughters, LaDonna Brown and Karla White, both of Linwood; two brothers, Merlin, Kansas City, Mo., and Harold, Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sisters, Letha Hatton and Norma Beck, both of Cameron, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.