Audrey Irene Baker, 87

Audrey Irene Baker, 87

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Audrey Irene Baker, 87, of Shipman passed away at 9:14 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, at Jerseyville Manor, Jerseyville.

She was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Grafton to Henry and Theo (Gardner) Smithpott. She married Roy Lee Baker on Aug. 3, 1946, in Bunker Hill; he survives.

Mrs. Baker was a homemaker who enjoyed being a seamstress, gardening, traveling and baking. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Shipman and Gateway Toy Club.

In addition to her husband, surviving are her children, Gerald (Mina) Baker of Shipman, Dennis (Sonja) Baker of Plainview, Kenneth (Grace) Baker of Bethalto, Darrell (Cindy) Baker of Shipman and Faye Knoche of Staunton; grandchildren, Monica (Richard) Sawyer of Plainview, Tina (Jeff) Gibson of Gillespie, Denise (Gene) Seal of Troy, Matthew (Nicole) Baker of Plainview, Joel Baker who is stationed with the U.S. Navy at Norfolk, Va., Joshua (Julie) Baker of Bunker Hill, Jeremiah Baker of Staunton, Natasha Knoche of Staunton, Alex Knoche of Staunton, Michael (Dusti) Knoche of Bunker Hill, Joshua (Carissa) Meyer of Staunton, Dan (Renee) Meyer of Breese and Cody Meyer of Edwardsville; great-grandchildren, Shelbey Sawyer of Chesterfield, Mo., Connor Sawyer of Plainview, Lynsey Gibson of Gillespie, Owen Seal of Troy, Trevor Seal of Troy, Madelyn Seal of Troy, Brynn Baker of Plainview, Emma Knoche of Bunker Hill, Alyssa Meyer of Staunton, Kaleb Meyer of Staunton, Hunter Meyer of Staunton, Bree Burch of Breese and Summer Jeffrey of Breese; sister, Doris Dee Rhodes of Wilsonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cheryl Denice Baker; and sisters, Marjory Whipple and Eunice Rull.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until services at noon, Thursday, May 18, at First Congregational Church, Bunker Hill, with Rev. Jeremy Wood officiating. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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