Buck Pearl E. (Baker) Buck, 81, of West Jefferson, Ohio, Joined Her Loved ones in Heaven for a glorious reunion on March 20, 2014. Mom was Surrounded by her loving Daughter and Son at the time God called her home. Pearl was born May 30, 1932 in Georgesville, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late William Jasper and Jennie L. (Puckett) Baker. Pearl retired from General Motors Fisher Body Plant August 1, 1979 and was a member of the UAW Local 969. She was an Eastern Star member as well as a member of the VFW Ladies Aux. Post 7005. If you ever met Pearl, you felt the Lords love. She Loved others the way the Lord asked us to love, unconditionally and with-out reserve. Her home was always opened and everyone felt welcomed and loved. Mom wasn't only our mother she was a mother to all. She was a loving, wonderful, caring woman who left behind a legacy of grace and honor. Her legacy is one of beauty, charm and eloquence. Her love for her Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren filled her heart. She was kind to all who shared in her presence and her passing leaves a hole in the hearts of all who knew her. Her life is one worthy of celebration. Pearl was greeted at heavens gates by her loving husband Garland R. Buck, daughter Rita R. (Gentzel) Mitchell, parents William J. and Jennie L. Baker, brothers Owen and Delbert Baker, sisters Wilma Francis, Bertha Newlon, Virginia Dailey, Mildred Baker, and her nephew Bill Rose which was raised as moms own, they were awaiting moms arrival with open arms. Pearl leaves behind her daughters, Paula (Brown) Martin (David Hay), Debbie (Mel) Troyer; her sons, Robert (Jamie) Gentzel, Royce (Linda) Gentzel, Mike (Chris) Brown, Orvin "Genie" Buck; and a very close niece, Pam Rose and nephew, John Rose. Pearl was blessed with 16 grandchildren, 30 great- grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. For whom she loved dearly with all her heart. A heart felt thanks to everyone at Arbors for loving mom as their own mother for the last 7 years. Heather, John and Virginia there isn't enough thanks in the world for the three of you and many others at Arbors that mom called her children. Your love for Mom made Arbors her home. Thank you. Friends and family may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 23 in the RADER-McDONALD FUNERAL HOME, West Jefferson, where Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Monday with sons Rev. Michael Brown and Royce Gentzel officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the West Jefferson Police Department K-9 Unit.
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Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home
1355 West Main Street
West Jefferson, OH 43162
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 22, 2014