Evelyn L. (Williamson) Baker (1922 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE – Evelyn L. Baker, 91 years old, of Independence, died on Tuesday, January 22, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. She was born on Jan. 5, 1922, in Carroll County, the daughter Herbert H. and Clara (White) Williamson. She graduated from high school in Independence. On Nov. 6, 1943, she married Harold Eugene Baker. He preceded her in death in 1996. For 20 years, Mrs. Baker was a clerk at McGraw's Office Supply and Conlee's Office Supply in Independence. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Independence and the Peoples Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Baker volunteer at the Gift Shop at Peoples Hospital and also enjoyed fishing, doing crafts, and trying new receipts. She also was in charge of spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Baker is survived by one daughter, Sue (Roger) Fangman of Rowley, two grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Roger Baker, five brothers, and three sisters.
Funeral Services will be help at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the First Baptist Church in Independence with Dr. David A. Larson officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Hazleton.
White Funeral Home of Independence is in charge of arrangements. Friends called for visitation from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home. On line condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 24 to Feb. 16, 2013