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RUSHVILLE - Doris I. Baker, 81, of Rushville passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

She was born on July 16, 1930, in Schuyler County, Ill., the daughter of the late Onzelo G. and Anna B. (Ackerson) Harn. She first married Edward Hollis. She later married Dale Hammack. She married Thomas E. "Tom" Baker on Aug. 2, 1982, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2010.

Surviving are three sons, Marvin Hammack (Sue Ann) of Bader, David Hammack (Juanita) of Astoria and Raymond Hammack (Tracey) of Summum; daughter-in-law, Debbie Hollis France of Beardstown; special friends, Glenn and Rita Wilcoxen of Vermont; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Harn of Tulsa, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Timothy W. Hollis; three grandchildren; and one sister, Violet Lashbrook.

Doris first worked at Astoria Fiber Steel and worked on the family farm. Later, she worked at Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont. For many years, she cleaned houses locally.

She attended the Vermont Christian Church.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with the Rev. Dave Vandeman officiating. Interment will follow in the Palm Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Palm Cemetery or the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.

You are invited to share your memories of Doris and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 10, 2012
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