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
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.
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