Monday, May 4, 2015

Shirley M. Baker (April 26, 2015)

Shirley M. Baker, age 82, of Greenville passed away at State of the Heart Hospice Unit at Wayne Health Care on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Shirley was born on November 4, 1932 at her parent’s farm near Palestine, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Verona (Flatter) Harless. A graduate of Palestine High School, Shirley married Richard E. Baker on March 16, 1952.

A cosmetologist by training, Shirley spent the majority of her working years as the Clerk Treasurer of the Liberty Local School District, followed by several years as the high school secretary for Tri-Village School District.

A member of Beech Grove Church of the Brethren for many years, Shirley was active with the church choir and also served for a time as the church secretary. A great lover of music, she sang for numerous weddings, funerals and other events during her lifetime.

Shirley was always active on the farm with Dick, helping with their show cattle and the many and various events at Shirlynne Farms, Shirlynne Cattle Company and Top Cut Show Pig Sires in Hollansburg, Ohio.

Shirley loved to travel and had the opportunity to circumnavigate the globe, visiting every continent of the world (including Antarctica).

Shirley is survived by her husband, Richard (Greenville); daughter, Tyeis and husband Bill Baumann (Greenville); and granddaughter Jessica Baumann with special friend Tom Lardner (Cleveland).
Receiving of friends will be at Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 6:00pm – 7:00 pm. Celebration of Life will be at 7:00 pm. Pastor Gary Cloyd will be conducting the service.

The family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

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