Thursday, August 13, 2009

M. Lucille Baker (August 10, 2009)

M. Lucille Baker, 89, of Greenville and formerly of Arcanum, passed away late Monday evening, August 10, 2009 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

She was born in Greenville, daughter of the late John Earl and Daisy (Wion) Fenstermaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman M. Baker; two brothers, Lawrence and Doyle Fenstermaker; and a sister, Iona Anthony.

A homemaker, Lucille had helped her husband with the family farm. She was very active with numerous activities at the Darke County Fair, the Van Buren Township election precinct, and with her husband, had clerked sales for many years.

She is survived by her children, Jerrlyn (Larry) Hart of Pitsburg and Merlin (Kate) Baker of Bradford; grandchildren, Curt and Jodi Myers of Kansas City, MO, Kandi and Mike Diamond of Arcanum, Brian Baker of Centerville, OH, and Mindy and Charlie Battles of Chillicothe, OH; great grandchildren, Carissa, Corban, Courtney and Chloe Myers, Amanda and Eric Desjardins, Kayla Diamond and Lucas Battles; a brother, John Fenstermaker; and a sister, Ruby Young both of Greenville.

Services will be held Saturday, August 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplain Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to either the Brethren Home Resident Aid Fund or State of the Heart Hospice.