G. Eileen Baker

June 24, 1916 ‒ May 21, 2007

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: G. Eileen Baker, 90, formerly of Vernon Road, Shelby, died Monday evening, May 21, 2007 in Lexington Court Care Center following a long illness.

She was born June 24, 1916 in Shelby to L. Leland and Vera (Reynolds) Hopkins, and was graduated from Shelby High School.

On November 23, 1935 she married Jack Baker with whom she celebrated 49 years. Together, they raised their three children on the family farm. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1985.

A lifelong area resident, Eileen worked as a homemaker caring for her children and grandchildren as well as helping her husband with daily chores.

She enjoyed being outside, and was always willing to lend a hand when it was time to work in the fields.

Eileen was a skilled artist who had a knack for tapestry hooking. She was a member of the North Central Rug Hooking Group. Her displays graced the rooms of each of her children and grandchildren as well as exhibits at Kingwood Center.

To her family, Eileen was the peacemaker, with her tender heart and soft nature, conflict was never an issue.

She was a member of the former Ganges Christian Church.

Eileen will be remembered for her beautiful smile and infectious laugh.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law Mike and Carol Baker of Shiloh and Danny and Linda Baker of Mt. Gilead, a daughter and son-in-law Deborah and Gary Deschner of Butler, eight grandchildren and their spouses Matt and Renee Baker, Jamie and Joni Baker, Chris and Jenni Baker, Kaysie Baker, Erin and Greg Elford, Marissa Baker, Hillary Baker, and Nathan Baker; seven great grandchildren Kaylie, Karlie, Kami, Koalten, Rylynn, Lane, and Rian; a brother Leland Gayle Hopkins of Lexington, and sister Shirley Bloom of Shelby, nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her sister Lucy Spiegel and a brother Kenneth Gerald “Bud” Hopkins.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 24, 2007 from 5-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 11 am. Pastor Jerry King will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Foundation may be made at the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.