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Martha Eileen Corwin Baker

Martha Eileen Corwin Baker, age 90, of Shelby, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Lutheran Village of Ashland.

Eileen was born November 12, 1923 in Bellefontaine, Ohio the daughter of the late Wilmuth Titus and Leona Coats Corwin. She graduated in 1941 from Shelby High School and on June 27, 1942 she married Robert Elton Baker. They celebrated 69 years of marriage before his death in 2011.

Eileen was employed at Shelby Metal Products, City Loan and Seltzer Electric. For over 25 years she served the American Cancer Society as a Reach To Recovery volunteer. She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Shelby.

Surviving are 2 daughters: Barbara Jo Hess of Sanford, NC and Karen Kay Reiker (fiancé Scott McClaran) of Ashland; a granddaughter: Cherie McMillian of Sanford, NC; 3 great grandchildren: Alyssa, Skyler and Kaycee; a great great grandson: Jeremiah; 2 sisters-in-law: Marilyn (Rudy) Korbas and Chris Corwin.  In addition to her parents and husband, Eileen was preceded in death by: her step-mother: Gweneth Fulton Corwin Kirkpatrick; 2 brothers: Dwight Corwin and William Corwin; a half-brother: Richard Alexander; a half-sister: Irma Rowe.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM with Rev. James Macdonald officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Shelby or to Hospice of North Central Ohio.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Lutheran Village of Ashland for their exceptional care and devotion.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Faye Moos says:

    I wish to express my sincere condolences to Barbara and Karen. I know this is hard for you. You both have gone through so much for the past few years. Barbara, You are in my prayers. I wish I could be there for you, I will see you when you come home. Try to take care of yourself. Faye

  2. Nancy (Parsons) Schmidt says:

    Dear Barb and Karen and Families,
    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady. Keep her memories close in your heart. Sorry I couldn’t be with you today, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nancy (Parsons) Schmidt

  3. Rob Rusczak says:

    Barbara –

    We’re thinking of you and the family. So sorry to hear about your Mom. We’ll say a prayer for you all and be thinking about you. Stay strong. Rob & Russelle (Cookie & Coco)

  4. Shelby Jeffreys says:


    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers today. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Just remember your inner strength and the power of God’s love will carry you through. Shelby

  5. Joanie Moysi says:

    My Condolences to your family for your loss of this wonderful, full of life, as I liked to call her ” wild women”. She brightened my day every time I had to make her do her therapy (even though she really didn’t want to do it.) She had the most infectious laugh & I can hear it everytime I look at this picture. I loved working with you mother & she touched my life as well as many others. God Bless you all!! Joanie Moysi, PTA, KOA.

  6. Libby Faulkner says:


    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!

  7. Torey Anderson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be strong and remember the wonderful times you shared with your dear mother.


  8. Donna Pruitt says:


    So sorry to hear about your Mom. Just know that her and your Dad are now in each others company looking down on you and Karen. May God’s blessings be with each of you during this trying time.

    Donna Pruitt

  9. Fred Studer says:

    Barb and Karen, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. You and your mother are in my prayers. May God Bless All of You, Fred………

  10. Bob Kucab says:

    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. She sounds like a great person who lived a full and meaningful life. I hope your many joyful memories are a source of comfort!

  11. Pam Rasberry says:

    Hi Barbara,
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. See you when you get back. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!!!! Take care always.

  12. Molly Rodgers says:

    Barbara and Karen,
    My sympathies to you and your family. Keep the wonderful memories of your mom close in your heart and she will always be with you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Janet Stover says:

    Barb and Karen, I’m so sorry to see that your Mom has passed away. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Keep your memories close and may God bless you all.

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