Winifred “Winnie” Louise (Ebersole) Baker
Winifred Winnie Louise Baker, age 89, of rural Shelby, died Monday December 29, 2008 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby with her loving husband of 71 years by her side.
She was born on August 18, 1919 in Shelby, the daughter of the late Levi and Ida (Gutshall) Ebersole. Winnie was a 1936 graduate of Shelby High School. During the war she worked at Shelby Spring Hinge and then at Krogers on Main Street in Shelby for many years. She retired from the Crestwood Care Center. Winnie was a member of the First Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society at the church. She was a wonderful homemaker. Cooking and baking were her specialties.
On October 30, 1937, she married Kenneth E. Baker, Sr. and he survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Sharyn Davis, of Galion; a son, Phil Baker, of Kent; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Baker, of Willard; 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Kevin and Mary Baker, Danelle and Tim Barney, Amy and Joseph Baldy, Todd Davis, and Andrew Baker; 3 step grandchildren, Jay, Mike, and Kerry; 6 great grandchildren, Kyle and Katie Baker, Tiffany, Tristan, and Taryn Baldy, and DeeAnn Barney. She was the last surviving sibling of her family of 8. She was preceded in death by her son, Kenneth E. Baker, Jr.; 3 brothers, John Ebersole, Elmer Ebersole, and Ralph Ebersole; 4 sisters, Hazel Clark, Edith Flynn, Blanche Flagg, and Lottie Pfahler.
Friends may call on Friday, January 2, 2009, from 1-2 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held at 2 PM. Rev. Ron Wells will officiate and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial Contributions can be made to the First Lutheran Church.
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