Pearl Elizabeth “Betty” Baker, 77, of Springfield died at 6:12 am Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born on June 19, 1936 to Floyd and Hazel (Leslie) Pierce, Sr. She married Robert L. Meyer, Sr. in 1952. They divorced and she married Charles E. Baker, Sr. She was preceded in death by her second husband and daughter, Betty Louise “Billie” Burns.
Surviving are a daughter, Lynn (Tito) Escobedo of San Antonio, TX; three sons, Robert L. (fiancé Teresa Cummins) Meyer, Jr. of Versailles, MO and Ronald D. Baker of Springfield and Jerry; 4 step children, Judy (Ed) Estell, Charles (Kathy) Baker, John (Vicky) Baker and Cheryl (Robert) Kruger; one grandchild Jessica (Richard) Davis; 4 step grandchildren, Jennifer and Jaclyn Krueger and Jason (Kimberly) Baker and Shayne (companion Amanda) Baker, 2 great grandchildren Richard Davis, Jr. and Jarrin Davis; 1 step great grandchild, Stormy Baker; one sister, Patricia Ann (Max) Beasley of Indiana; one brother, Floyd E. (Helen) Pierce, Jr. of Springfield and several uncles and cousins and other relatives and friends.
Pearl was of the Baptist faith. She was a former member of the Eagles Club. She was a member of the Women’s VFW Auxiliary in Gillespie. She enjoyed bowling and Wii bowling. She enjoyed miscellaneous handcrafts and needlework. She was a born and raised in Springfield and lived for a time in Gillespie. She was a employed at the St. Nick, Fleetwood, John’s Lounge and King Pin Bowling Alley.
The family will host a memorial service at 11 am, on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Grace Bible Chapel, 3335 Woodhaven Drive in Springfield, IL.
Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Time: 11:00 am
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