Betty C. Baker, 85, of Liberty, formally of Springfield, died at 2:45 pm, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. At Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. She was born September 10, 1925 in Springfield, to Louis H. and Violet M. Houston Pilcher. She married John Baker on March 8, 1943 and preceded her in death on February 11, 1999. Her parents; three sons, Robert “Moe”, Tom and Jeff Baker also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Barb (Rick) Highland of Holtz Summitt, MO, Pam (Victor) Herzberger of Washington, MO, Mary Hodges of St. Petersburg, FL and Chris (Darren) Ice of Liberty, IL; one son, John J. Baker, II of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters Ginny (Wayne) Hensler of Covington, OH, Peggy (John) Flynn of Springfield and Judy (Dave) Shipley of Cantrall; one daughter-in-law, Karen Baker of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Betty was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parrish; Holy Name Society and the Fireman’s Club. She was a resident of Springfield most of her life and had lived in Liberty for the past three years. She retired, after 23 years of service, with District 186 at Springfield Southeast High School where she worked in the cafeteria.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am Monday, April 11, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Katharine Drexel Parish.