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 Thelma Ellen <I>Forster</I> Baker

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Thelma Ellen Forster Baker

  • Birth 22 Oct 1914 Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 14 Apr 2006 Lawton, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Mattawan, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 29636507

Thelma E. Baker, of Lawton, Mich., died Friday, 14 Apr 2006, at the Lawton Continuing Care Center, Lawton.

Born 22 Oct 1914, in Shelbyville, IN, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Henrietta (Vogt) Forster. She married Stanley Baker on 20 Jun 1937, and he preceded her in death on 13 Oct 2000.

Survivors include one son, Robert (wife, Barbara) Baker of Lawton; one daughter, Susan (husband, Quentin) Reynolds of Santa Ana, Calif.; and five grandchildren, Tammi (husband, Werner) Steyn of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jennifer Baker of Brixham, England, Bobby Baker of Kalamazoo, Mich., Ryan Reynolds and Brett Reynolds, both of California.

She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Charles Baker; one brother, Norman Forster, and one sister, Ava Mae Wright.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker.

She was a member of Waldron United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, and the Order of Eastern Star in Waldron.

Mrs. Baker was known as the chocolate chip lady.

Graveside services were held at 12:30 p.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery in Mattawan ,Mich.

Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler & Thompson-Paw Paw handled the arrangements.

Obit provided by the Shelbyville News.


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  • Created by: jwright
  • Added: 7 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29636507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thelma Ellen Forster Baker (22 Oct 1914–14 Apr 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29636507, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Mattawan, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by jwright (contributor 46879761) .