Isabelle E. <I>Hammes</I> Baker

Isabelle E. Hammes Baker

Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Death 16 Feb 2012 (aged 88)
Washington, Washington County, Iowa, USA
Burial Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 85131759 · View Source
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Isabelle E. Baker, age 88, of Keota, IA, passed peacefully into eternal life on February 16, 2012 at Halcyon House in Washington surrounded by her family following declining health. Isabelle was born July 22, 1923, in Plank Township, Sigourney, IA, the third child of Zeno and Edna (Horras) Hammes.

Isabelle grew up in a loving home and learned at a young age what joy it brought to care for others and to always put your life in God's hands. She attended a one room country school until fourth grade, when she was deemed old enough to ride the four and one-half miles on horseback to S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic School, where she graduated. Isabelle helped her father farm during World War II while her brother was in the service. She also worked at the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Sigourney. On November 27, 1946, she became the bride of Alva Baker. They were married at S.S. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church in rural Harper, IA. Isabelle and Alva were given the gifts of five children. Each of them would tell you they had the best mother on earth.

Those left to mourn her passing are: children: Robert & wife Marcia of Leesburg, Virginia, Richard and wife Barbara of Keota,IA., Thomas and wife Donna of Richland, IA. and Brenda Vittetoe and husband Robert of Washington, IA.; son-in-law Marlin Greiner of Keota, IA.; 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren; brother, Bernard Hammes of Sigourney, IA. and sister, Mary L. Hahn of Sigourney, IA..

Isabelle was preceded in death by: parents, husband, Alva Baker, daughter: Bonnie Greiner, great grandson: Kolten Kingsbury, brother: Donald Hammes and sister Marjorie Striegel.

Burial was in the Holy Trinity Cemeteries - SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery in rural Harper, IA.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isabelle E. Hammes Baker (22 Jul 1923–16 Feb 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 85131759, citing Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Sigourney, Keokuk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave (contributor 8) .