Pauline M. Baker

Pauline M. Baker, 89, of Shipman passed away at 6:36 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.

She was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Bunker Hill to David and Edna (Miller) Chadwick. She married Guy Eldon Baker on May 27, 1947, in Bunker Hill; he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2016.

Mrs. Baker, a homemaker, graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, painting and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Tim Baker of West Lafayette, Ind.,and  Bart (Annette) Baker of Shipman; son-in-law, Frank Oertel of Brighton; grandchildren, Jason (Tammy) Oertel, Jenny (Mike) Gargac, Brent Baker, Tim (Laurie) Baker, Kalli (Rob) Erwin, Kelsi (Nathan) Baker Walden, Bryce (Denise) Baker, Cassie Baker and Emma Baker; great-grandchildren, Alex Gargac, Tatiana Gargac, Will Gargac, Tyson Oertel, Shelby Oertel, Blaine Baker, Gwen Baker, Tessa Baker, Noah Baker, Amelia Walden, Addy Walden, Kellan Walden, Guy Baker, Roy Baker, Henry Erwin, Phoenix Spicer and Emilia Richardson; and a niece, Stephanie Babbit of Atlanta, Ga.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Oertel; and sister, Norma Staples.

Visitation was held Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m. until services at noon at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, with Rev. Jeremy Wood officiating. Burial was at Brighton Cemetery in Brighton.

Memorials may be made to the Bonnie Oertel Scholarship at Southwestern Foundation for Educational Excellence or the Marfan Foundation.

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