|Birth: ||Feb. 29, 1844|
|Death: ||Dec. 14, 1923|
Hannah (YOHO) BAKER passed away at the home of her niece, Mrs. Marshall E. DAVIS, December 14, 1923 She was born near Woodsfield, [Monroe County,] Ohio, February 29, 1844. She was the daughter of Samuel and Jane (CAIN) YOHO, both deceased. The family moved from Ohio to Indiana in 1866, and on September 27 of the same years she was married to William BAKER, who died in 1918. To them was born one child, a daughter, Birdie (BAKER) DEWEES, who died in Denver, Colorado in 1898.
The deceased had the following brothers and sisters: Richard W. YOHO, deceased; Orlando YOHO, deceased, Isaac M. YOHO, of Solsberry; Samuel R. YOHO, of San Francisco, California; Mrs. Jennie WHALEY, of Bloomington, and Mrs. Milton WELBORN, of Solsberry, both half-sisters, and one step-sister, Mrs. Mary MATHEWS, of Bloomington.
She was a real mother to three stepchildren, Mrs. S.E. CARMICHAEL of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Mrs. Mary Hall BREEDEN and Thomas A. BAKER, of Bloomington.
She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, and the order of the Eastern Star, of Bloomington. She made no profession of living—she lived—she passed away as she lived, confident, loving, at peace with all, assuring all by every word and act that all was well with her. While Hanna BAKER in a sense has gone, through the simple life of love as she lived it, she lives, and will live, in the lives of all who ever has come in touch with her lovely personality and uplifting influence. She was endowed by nature with that happy faculty of seeing the good in others and excusing their shortcomings, and she so cultivated her natural endowments that during her long life it became as a part of her very being and attracted every one to her. During almost fifty years of he life in the city of Bloomington, her work brought her into close personal contact probably with more people than any other woman of her time. Her strong character, cheerful disposition, loving sympathy and consideration for others, endeared her to all and the fruits of such a life is manifested in the enduring friendship and love for all of all who ever knew her. The young were attracted to her for sympathy and received it from the fullness of her life; the older for love and advice. To know her was to love her. Her life was such that she attracted to her, young people, nod with them and in them she herself remained young in spirit. She drew them to her by her warm personality and love and they in turn made a confident of her. Young people grew to maturity in Bloomington under her influence and love, and when separated for years, with homes in distant cities, ever kept in touch with the home times with their correspondence with Hannah BAKER, and to them it never occurred that she had almost reached four score years, as time is counted by man. Her life teaches us that spirit never ages; her radiant smile; the bright twinkle of the eye and kindly word remained with her to the last Her spirit was young. A Christian lady in it fullest sense has gone. She lived all she appeared to us. Her life will live and be reflected in the lives of all who knew and loved her. The world is better because she lived. The funeral services were held last Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS, in charge of Rev. Clarence FLYNN, of the First M. E. church of Bloomington, assisted by Rev. H. H. SHELDON, of the first M. E. church of this place. Interment in Grand View Cemetery.
The above is from her obituary. Publication source unknown.
William Barnett Baker (1834 - 1918)*
Birdie Baker Dewees (1868 - 1898)*
Bloomfield (Greene County)
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