Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Beatrice Dana (Swanger) Baker

Beatrice Dana Baker, age 92, of Shelby, died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Hospice House in Ashland.

She was born September 5, 1920 in Richland County, Ohio the daughter of the late William K. and Grace E. (Gutshall) Swanger. Bea attended Tiro schools and was a 29 year employee of Shelby Business Forms. She enjoyed counted cross stitching and beading jewelry.

Bea is survived by her 4 children: William (Patsy) Baker of Bowling Green, OH; Judy (Ed) Binion of Shelby; Tina (Nick) Yosick of Mound City, KS; Mary Lou (Charles) Lively of Wapakoneta, OH; 11 Grandchildren; 22 Great grandchildren; 5 siblings: Kenneth Swanger, Glenn (Bonnie) Swanger, William Swanger, Jr., Donald Swanger, Elsie (Lester) Shepherd all of Shelby. She was preceded in death by her husband: Raymond G. Baker in 2002; a brother: Frank Swanger; 3 sisters: Gladys Ewing, Helen Lybarger and Mildred Pugh.

Friends may call on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 from 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 PM conducted by Pastor David Davenport of Faith Baptist Church in Ontario. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    To The Family of::Beatrice Baker

    Your Name: :Paula Higgins

    Condolence Message::

    Dear Tina and Family,

    Please know that you have been in my thoughts/prayers ever since I learned about your mother’s passing on Sunday. I wish there were something that I could do for you…please know that I am here in case you need anything at all. Sending hugs and love…..

    Paula (and Mark)

    To The Family of::Beatrice Baker
    Your Name: :Ed Hadley & Karen Jackson

    Condolence Message::

    Tina and family…our sympathy in the loss of your mother. We wish you all wonderful memories to cherish forever. Share together now all the happy times you spent together, keep them very close to you.
    Sending you big hugs, Karen and Ed
    To The Family of::
    Bea Baker
    Your Name: :
    Fond Memories Doll Club
    Your Condolence Message::
    We were so sorry to hear of Bea’s passing. Since she was a member of our club from 1989 to 2000 we are making a contribution to the United Federation of Doll Clubs in her memory. She joined the club the same day I did. We had such a good time. She was a joy to be around.
    Jan Gose, Treasurer

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