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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