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SAM BAKER, 89, Taken by Death

A native and lifelong resident of Robb township, Samuel Newton Baker, 89, succumbed at 12:30 p.m. Saturday (15 Nov 1974) at Deaconess Hospital, where he had been hospitalized for four weeks.  He had been in declining health for a number of years, suffering from Parkinson's Disease.  For the past two years he had resided at the Owensville Convalescent Center.


The son of John McDonald Baker and Martha Cox Baker.  Mr. Baker was born on a farm west of Stewartsville, in the days of threshing rigs, he operated a steam engine.  For 17 years before the school burned he was custodian at Stewartsville School.


He and his wife, the former Pearl Butler, marked their sixty wedding anniversary on November 11.


Funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Werry chapel with the Rev. Donald Goben, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Bethsaida Cemetery.


Surviving are the wife of Owensville Convalescent Center; two daughters, Mrs. Martha Krietenstein of Poseyville and Mrs. Ruth Fairweather of Van Nuys, Calif; six sons, Robert Dale of King City, Mo; Ralph of St. Louis, Mo; Morris of Glendale, Ariz; John of Hollywood Calif; and Jack and Harold both of Van Nuys; a sister Mrs. Kate Sisk of Stewartsville; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers