Betty J. Baker, 91, of Frankfort, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Wesley Manor Health Center. She was born in Hamilton County on February 5, 1929 to Ola Ernest and Theresa Elizabeth (Moore) Baird. She married Paul A. Baker on March 14, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2000.
Betty spent her childhood in Sheridan, Indiana. Three years after graduating from Sheridan High School in 1946, she and her husband moved to Frankfort. Betty worked for both Marsh and Kroger for ten years each, The Farmers Bank for four years, and spent 21 years with Michael Construction.
She was a member of First Christian Church where she sang in choir for over 40 years. Betty also taught embroidery on paper to her church friends and started a greeting card club. Thanks to Betty’s efforts, all of the club members enjoyed receiving cards on their special days. Her love of reading came in handy when Betty volunteered at Suncrest and Clinton Central Elementary School as a teacher’s helper.
Betty is survived by brothers, Floyd Don Baird of Georgia and Ralph “Jack” Baird of Sheridan; sisters, Martha J. (Harley) Hobson of Zionsville and Norma J. Hobson of Sheridan.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Kevin D. Baker, and sisters Doris J. Stultz and Georgia J. Moore.
Graveside services will be at the Crown View Cemetery in Sheridan on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 2pm. Pastor Pam Ditson McCall will officiate.
In adherence to the current CDC guidelines, it is requested that guests follow the appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.
Memorial contributions in Betty’s honor may be made to First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia Street, Frankfort, IN 46041 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 3500 Depauw Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46268.
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