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Sylvia Ruth Rhodes Baker
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1925
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 2013
Texas, USA

Sylvia Ruth Rhodes Baker, 88, went to her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 18, 2013. She was born Jan. 10, 1925, in Gonzales County, to William Claude and Mamie Hyatt Rhodes.

Sylvia married Lester Leonard Baker on March 8, 1945 in Luling. She was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church and the Gonzales Order of the Eastern Star, where she had served as its Worthy Matron. She had also served as a volunteer at Gonzales Memorial Hospital and had been a former president the Gonzales PTO.

Sylvia was a homemaker and, with her husband working as a full time truck driver, she was alone raising their children much of the time. She consciously and purposefully involved her children in church worship and church activities, firmly pouring a solid foundation of Christianity into the lives of her children. She loved her family; she was unselfish in giving of herself to the benefit of her family and others. Sylvia always had a kind word and a gentle touch for everyone she met wherever she might be; she loved people. It was in her nature to care for others. Whether it was tenderly caring for her many house plants or lovingly doting on her beloved grandchildren. Caring for others, putting the needs of others first, always took priority over and above her personal needs. She reveled in the care of her grandchildren; they were her life in her later years. She was often their taxi service, personal chef and favorite playmate. She spoiled them with an abundance of love. Sylvia gave so much of herself to others, a famous poem quoted in part, certainly describes her blessings, "For what we put into the lives of others, will come back into our own." Sylvia Ruth Rhodes Baker unquestionably is reaping her rewards in the realms of heaven for her selfless gift of love.

Sylvia is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terry Gail Baker Nelson and husband Dan of Gonzales, son Lester Leonard "Lanny" Baker Jr. of Yoakum, sister Wanda Marie Baker of Gonzales and grandchildren Lesley Anne Nelson of Houston, Katye La'Nette Baker Swiful and husband Channing of Seguin, and Lanna Nicole Baker of Weatherford. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Lester L. Baker Sr., and her parents.

Graveside services in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers include John Baker, Donnie Baker, Ronnie Baker, Roger Baker, Gary Baker and Mark Kelley. 
Family links: 
  Lester Leonard Baker (1922 - 2002)
Ebenezer Cemetery
Gonzales County
Texas, USA
Created by: CB13
Record added: Mar 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106964881
Sylvia Ruth <i>Rhodes</i> Baker
Added by: Bill and Denise
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