Annabel Baugher, 90, ended life on earth at St Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, at 7:25am, Monday, October 3, 2011, from complications of a stroke. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, October 6, 2011 in the Galt Baptist Church with visitation the hour before the service, there will also be a family visitation from 7 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Payne Funeral Home. The Rev Gene Schreffler will officiate. Burial will be in the Half Rock Cemetery. Imogene Annabel Baker was born April 1, 1921, in rural Sullivan County, Missouri, the daughter of Nelson Miles (N.M.) and Thelma Pickens Baker. On May 18, 1940, she married Dale Baugher in Princeton, Missouri, her husband of 51 years until his death in 1992. In 1942 they purchased a farm in the Half Rock community where they spent the rest of their life together. In 2009, she moved to Trenton after 67 years on the farm. She spent her formative years enjoying life on farms in the Yellow Creek community South of Green City, Missouri. Her education began in the rural schools of the area and continued at the Milan High School where she graduated in 1940. She remained a student the rest of her life as an avid reader, trying new challenges, and traveling. She was taught to sew and crochet by her mother and later taught herself to knit and quilt. Initially she sewed to clothe her family and later hand quilted for competition and to leave heirlooms to her family. She received recognition for her hand quilting at local events, state fairs, and the American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky. She participated in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Shakespearian Society, and community clubs. Her Christian life began early at the Yellow Creek Baptist Church. After being married she became a member of the Half Rock Baptist Church and later transferred to the Galt Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School Teacher, worked in Vacation Bible Schools, and served and held offices in the Woman's Missionary Union. Survivors include two sons: Vance and Jackie of New London, MO; Loren and Linda of Galt. Four grandchildren: Vonda and Dana Schnelle of Lees Summit, MO; Vickie and Steve Phipps of Clever, MO; Greg and Molly Baugher of Hannibal, MO; and Laura and Roydon Cox of Hannibal, MO. Two Great Grandsons: Daniel Schnelle and Hunter Phipps. Four sisters: Martha Sterling and Katherine Ralls of Trenton; Marjorie and John Troy of Parsons, KS; and Mary Oothout of Des Moines, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers: Amil, Dick, and Eddie; a granddaughter: Louisa Marie Baugher; and a great grandson: Seth Davidson Schnelle. The family suggests contributions to the Galt Baptist Church or the Half Rock Cemetery in her memory.
Annabel Baugher, 90, ended life on earth at St Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, October 3, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, in the Galt Baptist Church with visitation the hour before the service. Burial will be in the Half Rock Cemetery. She received recognition for her hand quilting at local events, state fairs, and the American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky. She participated in the D.A.R. She was a member of the Galt Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 4 sisters. Contributions to the Galt Baptist Church or the Half Rock Cemetery in her memory, they can be mailed to Payne Funeral Home, 813 Custer, Trenton, MO 64683. Online condolences may be left at www.whitakereads.com