Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Kenneth E. Baker

Kenneth E. Baker, Sr., age 93, of Shelby, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Crestwood Care Center.

He was born April 21, 1917 in Shelby, the son of the late Viola Mae (Riggle) and Cloyd E. Baker, Sr. Mr. Baker was a graduate of Shiloh High School. He was a retired employee of Skarl Motors in Shelby. Prior to that he had been employed at Gumps and The Ohio Steel Tube Company. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby. Mr. Baker enjoyed working on his house and helping others with their carpentry needs.

Kenneth is survived by his daughter: Sharyn Davis of Galion; a son: Phil Baker of Kent, Ohio; 5 grandchildren: Kevin (Mary) Baker, Danelle (Tim) Barney, Amy (Joe) Baldy, Todd Davis, Andrew Baker; 3 step grandchildren: Jay, Mike, and Kerry Cline; 7 great grandchildren: Kyle Baker, Katie Baker, Dee Ann Barney, Tiffany Baldy, Tristan Baldy, Taryn Baldy, Tanner Baldy; a sister: Evelyn Moore of Shelby; a daughter-in-law: Joyce Baker of Gahanna. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years: Winifred Louise (Ebersole) Baker on December 29, 2008, a son: Kenneth E. Baker, Jr.; 3 brothers: Glenn Baker, Cloyd Baker, Jr., Gerald Baker; 2 sisters: Merrebelle Fackler, Margie Will.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 10-11 AM at Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be at 11 AM conducted by Rev. Russel Yoak. Burial will follow in Plymouth Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to the church. On-line condolences may be made to

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    Family: Kenneth Baker
    Name: Walter & Charlotte Butler
    Date: 11-03-21


    We would like to express our deepest sorrows to Phil and Sharon and other family members of Kenneth. Kenny was a very kind and thoughtful man who will be missed by many. I have fond memories of visiting the home as a young adult and having talks with Kenny and his wonderful wife Winnie. I’m sure that he and his wife are enjoying each other’s company once again in their new home in Heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
    Family: Kenny Baker
    Name: Tom McPherson

    Date: 11-05-06


    I was so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. He worked with my father, Keith McPherson, at Gumps, Barkers and Skarl for many years and they considered themselves friends. I remember visiting with your father many times at the garages over the years. He was a kind,gentle person whom I tried to visit with whenever I came in to see my Mother, Martha Mcpherson, who was also at the home. I spent some time with Kenny, wheeling him around, and visiting with Winny, whenever I was there. Please accept by most sincere sympathy and apologies for the lateness of this communication. – Tom McPherson

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