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Martha Jean (Willhoite) BAKER Obituary

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BAKER (Willhoite), Martha Jean Peacefully slept away Friday evening at Hospice, surrounded by her four children. Jean was 88, the oldest child of Elizabeth and Orville Miller, born February 25, 1924. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings, and her daughter, Marilyn. Jean was also preceded in death by her first husband of 33 years and father of her children, Harry R. Willhoite, and by her second husband of six years, Leonard Baker. She is survived by four children: Judy (Robert) Usleman, Greg (Sheila) Willhoite, Joe Willhoite, Jim (Sandy) Willhoite, thirteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, step sons Dale and Tom Baker, sister Carol (Craig) Eckstein, brother Don (Nancy) Miller, and sister-in-law Marlene Miller, along with numerous other relatives and friends. Jean was president of Willhoite & Sons Fence Service from 1978-1988 and served for three years as the first female president of the NAIM Club of Dayton. She was a founding and active member of Church of the Ascension since 1959. Jean was a "Flyer Faithful" and loved watching UD basketball. Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd. in Dayton, OH. Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday Dec 28th at 10:30 am at Church of the Ascension, 2025 Woodman Drive in Kettering, OH. Father Chris Worland officiating.at Church of the Ascension, 2025 Woodman Drive in Kettering. Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery. Contributions may be made to The Hospice of Dayton in Jean's memory. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Dec. 26, 2012
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