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Ruby Jewell Baker

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Ruby Jewell Baker Obituary
Ruby Jewell Baker, 103, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend, went to be with the Lord on February 25th, 2014. Jewell was born, October 11, 1910 near Linn, Missouri, to Edward J. Carey and Polla E. (Regnier) Carey. She grew up on a farm near Linn, Missouri and graduated from Linn High School in 1929. Jewell married Oscar L. Baker on August 16th, 1934 in Belle, Missouri. They have one daughter, Dixie Darlene. Jewell and Oscar lived in Linn, Missouri; Belle, Missouri; Cooperhill, Missouri; Burr Oak, Kansas; Kensington, Kansas; Marysville, Kansas; Garnett, Kansas; and moved to Loveland, Colorado in 1991 to be near their daughter and families. Jewell and Oscar were married for 58 years until his passing in 1994. Jewell was a teacher and homemaker and began her teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Osage City, Missouri. She continued teaching in Burr Oak and Kensington, Kansas. She was a lifelong member of a family originated country church, Oklahoma Church of Christ near Linn, Missouri. Jewell and Oscar enjoyed traveling and participating in antique shows during their retirement years, both becoming experts in antiquities. Jewell has lived at Good Samaritan Village in Loveland, Colorado for over 23 years where she volunteered numerous hours at Good Samaritan Village from working the front desk to taking meal tickets, well into her 103rd year. Among her many talents, she was especially known for her sewing and crafting skills. Her one-of-a-kind handmade aprons had a tremendous following at local craft shows, where she regularly participated and displayed her unique crafts. Her biggest passion however, was all her great grandkids and sharing numerous childhood memories with them. Jewell is survived by her daughter, Dixie Hayden and husband Dwight; granddaughter, Kim McVay and husband Heath; grandson, Kevin Hayden and wife Amy; and great grandchildren Kailyn, Makenna and Zachary McVay; Kalani and Sierra Hayden, all of Loveland, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her husband Oscar Baker, parents Edward and Polla, sisters Elma, Jessie, Cleo and a brother Enos. A celebration of her life Memorial Service will be held between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday, March 9th at Good Samaritan Village in Loveland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to "Oklahoma Church of Christ Cemetery Fund" in care of Morton Chapel P.O. Box 77 Linn, Missouri 65051.

Published in ReporterHerald.com on Mar. 5, 2014
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