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Graveside Service

Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday January 27th, 2018

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Louise M. Baker

Louise M. Baker, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:06 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on May 29, 1924 in Washington County, IL the daughter of John and Edith (Holeman) Gelonek. She married James Ridgeway on December 23, 1944 and he preceded her in death. She then married Raymond A. Baker on January 29, 1967 in Decatur, IL. Louise was baptized and became a communicant member of Trinity Lutheran Church on December 6, 1942.

Surviving are her daughter: Sarah (Glenn) Coate of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Paul (Debbie) Williams of Homer, IL, Tracy (Jerry) Rogers of New Haven, KY, Kelly (Todd) McKinney of Rineyville, KY, Tina (Florian) Opitz of Evansville, IN; great-grandchildren: Hayden and Emerson Williams, Madison Rogers, Cody and Logan McKinney; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: James Ridgeway; son: Mike Ridgeway; daughter: Mary Williams; brother Clifford Gelonek, and sister: Mary Weaver.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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She was a very beautiful and caring resident. I loved taking care of her. You will be greatly missed. So sorry for the loss

Nichole Porter Jan 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Louise Baker

Missy Boldizar Jan 26 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts are with you all from the Leitner family

Cory Leitner Jan 26 2018 12:00 AM

An A GARDEN PATH was sent on January 26, 2018

Dearest Sarah and Glenn: We are sending the biggest hugs to both of you. Kami and I have the fondest life time memories of our "2nd mom", forever known as Mrs. Baker. Her beautiful smile, gentleness, wisdom and friendship is so valued. Love you, Lara and Kami and our families

Expression of Sympathy Jan 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Louise Baker

Cindy Woodrum Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM