Judy Baker

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BAKER Judy Baker. On September 9, 2009 Judy Baker, faithful wife of Wesley Baker and loving mother of Julie, Christopher, and Emily, was welcomed into the arms of her Savior while being cared for by her family and Hospice of Central Ohio. Judy was born in Springfield, Oh. and was the oldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Wells. She was a graduate of Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va.; earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Otterbein College, Westerville, Oh.; and earned an additional Bachelor of Arts in Nursing at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. As a pastor's wife, Judy was responsible for many pastoral duties in every church her husband was assigned to over the course of thirty-plus years. Her smile, personal talents, and faithful work won her the Lord's praise and each congregation's eternal gratitude. In 1988 Wes and Judy left the Virginia Annual Conference, joined the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church and served the Croton United Methodist Church for three years and, upon his retirement, continued to live in the Village of Hartford. Over the past twenty-one years in Hartford, Judy was known for her beautiful gardens, was a member of the Hartford Garden Club and Research Club, served as the Worship Team Leader at the Croton Church, was a member of the Sanctuary Choir and the Appealer's Bell Choir, and taught Church School classes for children and youth. As a Registered Nurse, Judy worked in the Cardiology unit for many years at the Doctor's Hospital-North in Columbus. She then became a part of the nursing team for Hospice of Central Ohio until her illness forced her to go on medical disability in 2006. In all that time, Judy endeared herself to relatives, friends, colleagues, and everyone who knew her. The family is truly grateful for the care and support rendered by Doctor Steven Devine and his Bone Marrow Transplant team at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Further, they are also grateful for the wonderful care of the staff of Hospice of Central Ohio who made it possible for Judy to spend her last weeks at home among her loved ones. Calling hours are scheduled at the Croton UMC on September 13th, from 2-4 p.m., with a Celebration of Life Service conducted at the church-located at 75 N. Main Street on September 14, at 12Noon with Pastor Eva Marie Wolfe presiding. Colorful attire may be worn as a celebration. A graveside committal will take place at Hartford Cemetery, followed by a light meal served in the Church's social hall. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Judy's memory as a memorial with Croton United Methodist Church in Croton, Oh. or with Hospice of Central Ohio in Newark, Oh. CROUSE-KAUBER-SAMMONS FUNERAL HOME, 225 N. Main Street, Johnstown, Oh., is handling the local arrangements. An on-line memorial will be located at www.cksammons.com
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