Goshen News, Goshen, IN


December 9, 2013

Viola May Baker

May 4, 1926-Dec. 8, 2013

GOSHEN — Viola May Baker, 87, died late Sunday morning at Courtyard Healthcare. She had been in failing health the past four years.

She was born May 4, 1926 in South Bend, to Clell and Laura (Eller) Frick.

On Jan. 25, 1947, she married Herbert W. Baker. He died May 27, 1983.

Mrs. Baker is survived by three daughters, Darlene (Joseph) Lidy, Diana (Steve) Sherman and Deloris (Kelly) Rogers, all of Goshen; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Warren Eugene Baker; and two brothers, Kenneth and Clarence Frick.

A graduate of Jimtown High School, Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and worked at Montgomery Ward and Salem Bank. She was a member of the West Goshen Church of the Brethren.

Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. The Rev. Norm Replogle of West Goshen Church of the Brethren will officiate.

Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery, South Bend. Jeremiah Rogers, Justin Rogers, Jacob Rogers, Jarvis Rogers, Jared Rogers and Jesse Sherman will serve as pallbearers with Nicole Cross and Jennifer Poe as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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