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Marie Hillman Baker
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1917
Death: Jun. 8, 2011

WHEELER - Marie Baker, 93, died Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Wheeler with the Revs. Larry Mitchell and Rick Parnell officiating. Burial will be in Wheeler Cemetery by Wright Funeral Directors.

Marie was born Aug. 22, 1917, in Wheeler to Bert Hillman and Etta Risner Hillman. Marie worked for Perryton Independent School District for 12 years, from 1957 to 1969, in the school cafeteria.

Sher and her husband ran the Lake Fryer concession stand from 1969 to 1975. Marie was a homemaker.

Marie married Verbon Baker on Dec. 6, 1937, in Elk City, Okla. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Wheeler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Etta; her husband, Verbon, in 1994; six brothers; a sister; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include four sons, Bobbie Baker and wife Kay of Pageland, S.C., Larry Baker and wife Deanna of Pampa, Dwayne Baker and wife Bobbie Sue of Elk City, and David Baker and Donna of Wheeler; a daughter, Phillis Oquin and Rick of Perryton; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 206, Wheeler, TX 79096.

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Amarillo Globe-News, June 10, 2011 
Family links: 
  Bert Eugene Hillman (1872 - 1957)
  Mary Etta Risner Hillman (1889 - 1935)
  Verbon "Chuck" Baker (1915 - 1994)
  Bobbie Ray Baker (1938 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Wheeler Cemetery
Wheeler County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec K Row 6 Lot 1 SW 1/4 Sp 1
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 10, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71101699
Marie <i>Hillman</i> Baker
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Marie <i>Hillman</i> Baker
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
Marie <i>Hillman</i> Baker
Added by: Edith Guynes Stanley
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