Josephine I. Baker

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April 21, 1930 - Jan. 28, 2014
ELKHART - Josephine I. Baker, 83, of Elkhart, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born April 21, 1930, in Elkhart, to Andrew & Myra (Gerring) Martin. On September 23, 1950, in Elkhart, she married Robert J. Baker. He survives along with 3 children, Linda (Larry) Zilm of Granger, Bobby (Jane) Baker of Sugarland, TX, David (Diana) Baker of Syracuse; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and twin brothers, Ronnie (Mary Lou) Martin and Donnie (Mary) Martin, both of Elkhart. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wanda Neff, and 2 brothers, Walter & Jim Martin. Josephine graduated in 1949 from Elkhart High School. She was a member of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Bristol. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. The Rosary will be recited at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Additional visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Bristol. The Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Fr. Bob Van Kempen will preside, and cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the . To send an online condolence, please visit
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Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home
700 E. Jackson Blvd. Elkhart, IN 46516
574 295-2323
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Jan. 30, 2014
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