|Birth: ||Mar. 19, 1897|
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 2002|
Zelpha Elizabeth Baker, 105, of Belen, New Mexico, formerly of Memphis, passed away Saturday morning, April 27, 2002, in the Belen Care and Rehabilitation Center in Belen.
The daughter of Robert Edward and Mary Belle (Rooks) Wade, she was born on March 19, 1897, in Galt, MO. She married Ira C. Baker on November 25, 1917, in Des Moines, Iowa. To this union was born four children: Lillian, Harley, Harriet, and Hollis.
After her marriage, she helped her husband on their farm in Scotland County. She belonged to various Extension Clubs and liked to quilt. Zelpha was also a member of the Galt Christian Church and the Dover Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; two children, Lillian and Harley; three sisters, Ruth Wade, Lillie Malone, Imogene Tschantz; and one brother Harley Wade.
Survivors include a son, Hollis Baker of Belen, NM; a daughter, Harriet Poole of Kirksville, MO; four grandchildren: Edward and wife Kelley Wood of Chatham, IL, Sharon Shaw and husband Rodney of Mt. Hope, KS, Karen Wood and husband Dave of Muskogee, OK, and Bill Wood of Memphis, MO; six great grandchildren: Becky Shaw, Shannon Wood, Eric Wood, Tyler Wood, Aaron Shaw, and Cheri Hermann; four step grandchildren, Timothy, Christopher, Jeremy, and Paige; and nine great great grandchildren.
Funeral Service were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Brother Jack Sumption officiating. Interment was in the Memphis Cemetery. Visitation was from 12-8 p.m., with the family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, at the Gerth Funeral Home in Memphis. Memorials are suggested to the Dover Cemetery or the Memphis First Christian Church and can be left at or mailed to: Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.
Ira Curtis Baker (1894 - 1949)*
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Feb 02, 2010
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