Janet (Ford) Baker

Janet (Ford) Baker, 68, of Ash Grove, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020.
Baker, the daughter of William and Josephine (Baker) Ford, was born in Long Beach, Calif, on Aug. 1, 1951.
Baker was a homemaker, she loved to farm, garden and cook. Later, when the kids were grown, she became a pharmacy tech, she worked at Dan’s Discount Drug Mart. She was a member of Ash Grove First Christian Church and taught Sunday School for many years.
Baker is survived by her children, James Baker II of Springfield, Jackie Baker of Ozark, Jay Allen Baker of Kansas City; six grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vickie Love of Arizona, Marilyn Peltz of Willard, and Carolyn Arnold of Mississippi, many other family and friends.
Baker was preceded in death by her parents, William Ford and Josephine Tolles; sister, Jolene Lawson; son, Jeffrey Robertson, Feb. 29, 2020; and other family.
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions Baker lied in state at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Tuesday, April 28, 2020 from noon to 5 p.m. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Ash Grove Cemetery. Graveside services are open to the public, but please follow the COVID-19 guidelines of social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be left in Baker’s name, to Ash Grove Healthcare Facility Auxiliary and may be left at or mailed to the Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Ash Grove, MO 65604.


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