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R Modine Hanks Baker
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Birth: Apr. 25, 1921
Muskogee
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 2011
Niceville
Okaloosa County
Florida, USA

Former longtime Muskogee resident, Ruth Modine Baker, age 89, passed away in Niceville, FL, on Thursday, February 10, 2011, due to complications from a stroke. Modine was born on April 25, 1921, to William Calvin and Ina Fay Hanks in Muskogee. Her maternal grandparents were Emerson Fayete and Ida Lenora Burch and her great-grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Spaulding Todd. She attended Muskogee public schools, Muskogee Junior College, and the University of Arkansas. Modine was Chief Clerk for Santa Fe Trailways in Muskogee during World War II and was an early member of the Muskogee Knife and Fork Club. After her marriage to William Troy Baker in 1947, she enjoyed giving book reviews for area social clubs, teaching ladies Sunday School classes at First Baptist Church, entertaining in their home, and going to lunch with her Thursday ‘sewing' group. She was a devoted wife and mother. Modine was preceded in death by her parents as well as her husband of 61 years, Troy Baker. She is survived by her daughter Penny Maus and husband Mike of Niceville, FL; son Bill Baker and wife Peggy of Boulder, CO; and granddaughters Lexi and Nicole Baker. Funeral services will be in Fosters' Ivory Chapel at Foster-Petering Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. Private interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Funeral service arrangements are under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Calvin Hanks (____ - 1980)
  Ina Fay Hanks (____ - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  William Troy Baker (1917 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Greenhill Cemetery
Muskogee
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 2011
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