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Monday, April 18, 2016

Frances Maxine Baker (April 4, 2016)

Frances Maxine Baker age 98, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 1:09 P.M. on Monday, April 4, 2016 at Heartland of Greenville. Maxine was born September 10, 1917 in Greenville, Ohio to the late John Frederick & Hazel Kathryn (Gerber) Ditmer.

Maxine is survived by her daughters & son-in-law, Christy Quinn of Bristow, Virginia and Carol & Gene McGuire of Englewood, Ohio; brother, Jerry Ditmer of Palm Bay, Florida; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and a large loving extended family.

In addition to her parents, Maxine was also preceded in death by her husband, Don D Baker; sons, Joe Baker and Ted E Baker; daughters, Sandra Pilcher and Mary Jean Kauffman; great-great granddaughter, Alaina; brothers, Charles, Bobby, Fritz, Jake and Don Ditmer; and sisters, Mary Helen Hathaway, Jean Bertram and Gayle Goodrich.

Maxine worked as a medical assistant for Dr. Paul Caris in Greenville and Dr. Robert Bertram in Delaware. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland of Greenville and Heartland Hospice for the care, compassion and respect given to Maxine. The family would also like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Oakley Place where Maxine resided for 2 ½ years prior to moving to Heartland.

Maxine was loved for her gentle nature and admired for her green thumb. She always had the time for everyone and she especially enjoyed young people.

A private graveside service in Abbottsville Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Valley 4440 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 120 Cincinnati, OH 45242. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com