Nannie Lee Baker, 83, of Hamilton, Ohio, died March 22. She was born in Scott County, the daughter of Vista Kelly and Maudy Lloyd Chambers.
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She graduated from LaFollette High School.
She married her beloved husband John W. Baker, Sr., on November 26, 1949, in Middlesboro, Ky., and he preceded her in death in 1996.
Nannie was a faithful member of the Ninth Street United Methodist Church until it closed in 2000. She transferred her membership to First United Methodist Church at that time.
She was employed by Head Start in Hamilton for several years. She was an avid gardener and a proud member of the National Democratic Party.
She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and David Browning, of Wooster, Ohio; her daughter-in-law, Jodi Baker, of Greer, S.C.; two grandchildren, Jackie Baker, Lawai, Hawaii, and Eric Browning, of Coral Gables, Fla,; three brothers, E.C. Chambers, Billy Jo Chambers, and Roy Chambers; two sisters, Margaret Hill and Sandra Wesley; four 'adopted' grandchildren, Benjamin Wilkey, Michelle Wilkey, Zachary Putnam, and Hannah Putnam; two very dear friends, Diane Serger and Dave Kelhoffer; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving son, John W. Baker Jr.; two brothers, Howard Chambers and Bobby Chambers; and two sisters, Elizabeth Chambers and Bonnie Chambers.
Funeral services were March 27 with Michelle Wilkey at the LaFollette Press.
The family suggests memorials to The
, Disabled American Veterans, and The Cleveland Clinic.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published in LaFollette Press on Mar. 28, 2013