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Doretta "Dora" Edwards Baker
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Birth: Oct. 24, 1881
Pleasant Hill
Cass County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1961
Jefferson County
Nebraska, USA

(KS) Belleville Telescope July 20, 1961

Doretta (Dora) Edwards Baker
The long and useful life of Dora Edwards began in the area of Pleasant Hill, Mo., on October 24th, 1879, when she was born the third daughter of Squire Madison and Nancy Ann Gentry Edwards. Her influence in the lives of others came to a halt finally, only when she was called back by her creator on July 9th, 1961. Dora finished this journey through life at the Lynch Hospital in Fairbury, Neb. Her age at the time of her death was 81 years, and 15 days.

Dora became the bride of Roy F. Baker on December 29th, 1908, and was given the opportunity to celebrate her golden wedding anniversary with him just two and a half years ago. Two children were born to this union: Lucile and Keith.

Early in life she became a member of the church at Mahaska, and later was an active member of the O.E.S., Narka chapter No. 406, the Narka Community Club auxiliary, and was a faithful worker in the Narka Presbyterian Church.

Dora, as she was known to everyone, will long be remembered for the home she provided, as well as by all those who knew her, for when she wasn't doing for her family, she was doing for others, wanting nothing in return.

Dora was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, the daughter Lucile, and her husband Earl Janasek of Munden, the son, Keith and his wife, Leona, of South San Francisco, Cal., four sisters: Mrs. Lizzie Phillips of McCook, Neb., Mrs. Jennie Marks of Denver, Colo., Mrs. May Lowe of Mahaska, and Mrs. Lena Deegan of Corvallis, Ore., three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, also survives, other relatives and a host of friends.

The following verse was written by a close friend of many years in memory of Dora Baker, and the family expresses sincere gratitude.

"To one who was ever faithful
In all of life's tasks each day;
Her face radiated the true joy
of serving others along life's way.
The memory of her kindness and patience
Will ne'er be forgot by those,
Who were privileged to share in her company,
And will be missed by those at life's close."

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 12, 1961 at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Narka with Rev. Kenard Clark, officiating. the interment was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery northwest of Narka.
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  Roy F Baker (1883 - 1973)
Maple Grove Cemetery
Republic County
Kansas, USA
Created by: milejo77
Record added: Jan 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33293291
Doretta Dora <i>Edwards</i> Baker
Added by: milejo77
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