Visitation: 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday
September 23, at First Christian Church in Mount
10:30 a.m. on Saturday September 24, at the church
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Margaret Ruth Baker, 88, of Mount Pulaski passed
away at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday September 21, 2016 at
St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield.
Margaret was born on November 23, 1927 in Mount
Pulaski, the daughter of Orville and Marjiella
(Jones) Martin. She married Don Eldon Baker on May
11, 1946 in Lincoln. He preceded her in death in
Margaret is survived by her children, Ronn (Joann)
Baker of Streator, Larry (Pam) Baker of Mt. Zion,
Debra (Steve Battin) Pollock of Lincoln, Candy
(Gary) Foss of Camp Point, and a special son; Kevin
Baker of Dwight, her grandchildren, Seth, Audra,
Bethany, Julie, David, Clint, Ian, and Ashley; her
great-grandchildren, Trenton, Dawson, Cade, Owen,
Lydia, Julian, Brock, Wyatt, Vincent, Kyrah, Adalyn,
Ruby, Eli, Rylin, Hudson, and Olsen. She was
preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter;
Mary Eileen, and brother; John W. Martin.
Margaret worked for Judge Leland Simpkins before
staying home to raise a family. She later worked as
the credit manager for Bo-Jac Seed Co. She made over
600 quilt tops that were donated to the Lutheran
World Relief and also enjoyed painting nature
She was fortunate to have the opportunity of taking
her entire family on a cruise last summer. She was a
lifelong resident of Mount Pulaski and member of the
First Christian Church.
Services for Margaret will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Saturday September 24, 2016 at First Christian
Church in Mount Pulaski which will be officiated by
Mark Weber. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00
p.m. Friday September 23, 2016 also at the church.
Burial will follow the services at Mount Pulaski
Memorial donations may be made in Margaretís name to
the First Christian Church in Mount Pulaski.
Services have been entrusted to
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home Mount Pulaski.
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