Marjorie E. "Marge" (Baker) Baker

Born: Tue., Jul. 9, 1929
Died: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

12:00 PM Sat., Dec. 08, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Marjorie Ellen “Marge” Baker, 89, of Boon, Michigan, formerly of Hardinville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at The Curry House in Cadillac, Michigan.

Marge was born on July 19, 1929, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to William Francis and Emma Janet (Stone) Baker.  On May 27, 1957, she married Larry V. Baker, who preceded her in death on February 1, 1998.

Marge was employed at JC Penny for 27 years, selling major electronics and appliances in Michigan City, Merrillville, and Terre Haute, Indiana, retiring in 1987, and at Fair-Rite Corp. in Robinson, IL, for 6 ½ years, retiring in 1992.

Marge was a member of Boon Baptist Church, Boon, Michigan.  She was a former and very active member in the Hardinville Christian Church,  Hardinville, IL; a member of Friends of Mitchell State Park, Cadillac, MI; a Volunteer at Missaukee Conservation District, Lake City, MI; a member of the Wexford County Michigan Farm Bureau.  Marge also hosted a Bible Study Class in her home in Boon, MI.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading, and traveling around the world.

Marge is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Kathleen Baker, of Springport, MI, Charles A. and Martha Baker, of Marshall, MI, Ross E. and Laura Baker, Tualatin, OR;  her two daughters and sons-in-law,  Linda and Keith Miller, Murphy, NC, and Lorry A. and Ron Klinger, Boon, MI.;  eighteen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.  She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Donna Baker, Culver, IN, a foster daughter-in-law, Roberta McCord, Fishers, IN, and a sister and brother-in-law Frances Anne “Fran” and Jim Fritz, Ocala, FL;  two step-sisters, Glenna and Mike Warwick, Indianapolis, IN and Janis and Roger Day, Brighton, MI, a nephew who was raised by Larry and Marge, Thomas and Karen Powers, Sandy, UT, along with eight nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Dale F. Baker, a daughter Jayellen Johnson, a half-brother Bill Shotts, her step-mother, Ruby Shotts, and a foster son Terry McCord.

Celebration of Marge’s life will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL.  Burial will follow in the Hardinville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Hardinville Christian Church or the Boon Baptist Church.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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Daniel & Belle Prusinowski
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Marge, but see love and remembrance in the large family surrounding her. Your memories will be everlasting.

Helen Baker
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Family of Dick and Marge Baker.

With love to our Aunt and her family The Baker’s Rich and Helen Steve and Jackie

Kevin Coleman
   Posted Fri December 07, 2018
We were sad to hear the news but glad to have gotten to known her from her many trips to Oregon.

Kevin, Tracey, Brendan and Kiersi Coleman

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