Sarah Baker

Obituary of Sarah Lavon Baker

Sarah Lavon Baker, 97, sang her last verse of Amazing Grace on Earth when God took her Home at 9:27 AM Friday, May 14, 2021.  She passed away peacefully at the Pulaski Health Care Center in Winamac, IN.   Sarah was a life-long resident of Harrison Township in Pulaski County, IN.  She lived her entire life in the same house on the family farm which was awarded the 100 year Hoosier Homestead Award in 2005.

Sarah was born on April 7, 1924 in rural Winamac to the late Herman and Cleda Annetta [Tuttle] Davidson.   On August 12, 1939, Sarah married Chester Richard Baker in Winamac.  A few years later, Sarah’s sister, Annetta married Chester’s brother, Clayton.  Sarah and Chester raised three children, Cindy, Paul, and Dennis who grew up very close with their double cousins.  Sarah and Chester enjoyed winters spent in Lake Okeechobee, FL.  Chester passed away on March 18, 2009.

Sarah attended Winamac High School, Manchester College, and Indiana University.  She was a member of the Indiana Library Federation, formerly a member of Beta Beta Latreian Sorority, and was a Mu Epsilon Toastmistress. 

From1958-1984, Sarah served as the Administrator of Pulaski County Public Library (formerly Winamac-Monroe Township Public Library).  She was instrumental in the health and well-being of the local library.

Sarah was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Winamac, joining in 1954.  She loved her church and served many years as an Elder and Organist. 

Sarah enjoyed music, especially singing with her sister Annetta at weddings and listening to Christian music.  She also enjoyed birdwatching and gardening.  Sarah always had a beautiful flower garden!  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and friend.  Sarah will be dearly missed. 

 

She is survived by:

Dennis (Ena) Baker, Glendale, CA Son

Sue Baker, Kewanna, IN Daughter-in-law

Michael (Traci) Martin, Grandson

Trent (Amy) Baker, Grandson

Chad (Samantha) Baker, Grandson

Kristy Kay (Wyatt) Showley, Granddaughter

Danielle Baker, Granddaughter

Brittany Baker, Granddaughter

Andy Baker, Great Grandson

Jaqualyn Baker, Great Granddaughter

Makenzie Martin, Great Granddaughter

Malakai Martin, Great Grandson

Maleeah Martin, Great Granddaughter

Micah Martin, Great Grandson

Maverick Martin, Great Grandson

Ethan Showley, Great Grandson

Joel Showley, Great Grandson

Aiden Showley, Great Grandson

Wynter Baker, Great Granddaughter

Willow Baker, Great Granddaughter

Brady Baker, Great Grandson

Bryce Baker, Great Granddaughter

David (Phyllis) Baker,  Davenport, FL   Nephew

John (Jackie) Baker,  Winamac, IN   Nephew

Michael Tuttle, Cousin

Rochelle (John) Ortman, Honorary Family

 

Preceded in death by:

Herman and Cleda Annetta [Tuttle] Davidson, Parents

Chester Richard Baker, Husband

Lucinda “Cindy” (Robert) Martin, Daughter

Paul C. Baker, Son

Annetta Mae (Clayton) Baker, Sister

Charles Chester Martin, Grandson

                 

Visitation will be from 11 AM - 2 PM EDT Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN

 

Memorial Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN with Rev. Nelda Seger officiating.   

 

Burial will take place at 10 AM EDT Monday, June 14, 2021 at Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition) in Winamac, IN. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Pulaski County Public Library or Winamac Presbyterian Church or Memorial Swinging Bridge Project.

 

Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.

 

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday
13
June

Visitation

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
Sunday
13
June

Visitation

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 E Main
Winamac, Indiana, United States
Sunday
13
June

Memorial Services

2:00 pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
Sunday
13
June

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Frain Mortuary - Winamac
305 E Main St.
Winamac, Indiana, United States
574-946-3222
Monday
14
June

Burial

10:00 am
Monday, June 14, 2021
Winamac Cemetery (McKinley Addition)
West Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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