West Hill Cemetery
Virginia Lee Baker
Funeral services for Virginia Lee Baker will be held at
10:00 am Saturday, July 11 at Waldo Funeral Home with Dr. Jack Noble officiating.
Burial will be at West Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Baker passed away Monday, July
6 at her home in Sherman at the age of 90.
Virginia was born on December 5, 1918 in Ft. Worth, Texas to the
late Virgil and Faye (Delimeter) Slaughter. She graduated from Sherman
High School and Austin College. Virginia was married to Buster Graves from
1937 until his death in 1956 and was later married to Coleman Baker from
July 1962 until his passing in June 1994. Mrs. Baker was a 1st and 2nd
grade teacher at Crutchfield Elementary School for over 50 years. She had
been a member of the First Baptist Church of Sherman for over 81 years
having been baptized in the church on April 1, 1928. As a member at First
Baptist, Mrs. Baker taught the same Sunday School Class for over 50 years.
She was also a charter member of the Rio Rojo Study Group with 50 plus
Mrs. Baker is survived by her son, Virgil Graves of Fair Oaks, Texas;
three grandchildren, Laura Lee Graves of Denver, Alan Boyd Graves of San
Diego, and Scott Austin Graves of Denver; one sister, Zellie Hanson and
her husband Maurice of San Antonio; three nieces, Maridell Nevit of Plano,
Judy Wilmeth of Tyler, and Becky Neuhaus of Houston. She was preceded in
the death by parents and her two husbands.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian Education
Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church or the Ministry of Encouragement
at First Baptist Church at 400 S. Travis, Sherman, TX 75090, the Austin
College Education Fund at 900 N Grand, Sherman TX 75090 or Home Hospice
of Grayson County at 505 W. Center, Sherman, TX 75090.
to the West Hill Cemetery