JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
  



Clyde W. Baker


Clyde W. Baker, 81, of Mt. Vernon went home to be with 
God 8:41 p.m. March 29, 2006, at Casey Care Center in 
Mt. Vernon. 

He was retired as a self-employed painter, carpenter and home repairman. 

Mr. Baker was born Oct. 22, 1924, in Pulaski County to Chester and 
Addie (Lorry) Baker. He married Margaret M. (Goffinet) 59 years ago on 
May 7, 1946, in Mt. Vernon; she survives. 

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic 
Church in Mt. Vernon, with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery 
in Mt. Vernon. A flag presentation service will be conducted 
by the chaplain of American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. 
Daniel Jurek will officiate. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with a Rosary to be held 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday evening. 

Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Margaret M. Baker of Mt. Vernon; 
four daughters, Linda Duncan and husband Richard of Bluford, 
Joyce Sprehe of Mt. Vernon, Kathlene Staley of Mt. Vernon and Carol Ann 
Sykes and husband Joe of Sophia, N.C.; seven grandchildren; seven 
great-grandchildren; a brother, James Baker and wife Onute of Sonoma, 
Calif.; a sister, Marie Dean and husband Robert of O’Fallon, Mo.; and 
several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters; an infant brother; 
a grandson, Jason Baker; a nephew; and two nieces. 

Mr. Baker was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post 
141 and Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman Club. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran 
of World War II. He was a devoted Christian man. He enjoyed 
fishing and hunting and was an avid sportsman. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School in Mt. Vernon 
and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral 
Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted 
to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 or visit 
the Web site at www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information.

 

Date: 5 Apr 2006   
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by; Robert W. Loman * rwlmn@aol.com
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