Gloria Ann Baker

August 12, 1937 ‒ June 04, 2017

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Gloria Ann Baker, age 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, June 4, 2017 in her Lexington home following a life-long illness.

She was born August 12, 1937 to parents James A. & Awretha (Straub) Walker in Mansfield. Gloria was graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1955.

LEXINGTON: Gloria Ann Baker, age 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, June 4, 2017 in her Lexington home following a life-long illness.

She was born August 12, 1937 to parents James A. & Awretha (Straub) Walker in Mansfield. Gloria was graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1955.

On July 25, 1956, she married Kenneth Wayne Baker and together they settled in Lexington and raised four sons. Gloria was one of the first women in serve on an emergency squad in Ohio and continued working as a dispatcher for five years with Troy Township.

In spare time, she took pleasure in reading all kinds of books—especially Christian book series. She was an excellent cook and a family favorite was steak with gravy and mac’n’cheese. She was a faithful Steeler’s fan and will be remembered as a patient and honest woman who was always supportive of her husband and boys.

Gloria was a member of New Life Church of Christ in Bellville and also attended Lexington Church of Christ. She was a gifted singer and pianist and enjoyed singing and playing for the church choir.

She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Ken Baker of Lexington; three sons Jim & Ann Baker of Hawthorn Woods, IL, Clint Baker & fiancée Valorie Vincent of Brandon, FL, and Tim & Michelle Baker of Windermere, FL; grandchildren Mia Baker, Rebecca Baker, Andrew & DeeDee Baker, Chelsea Baker, Simon Baker, Mary & Brad Browning, Ashley & Manuel Molion, Hillary & Oscar Torres, Hayley Baker, Brandon Baker, and Kristin Baker; great-grandchildren Reece, Rhett, Brady, and Briana; and two sisters Janet & Ron Bolesky of Lexington and Ethel Hoffman of Mansfield.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Ray Baker, sister Lee Spitzer, and brothers-in-law Kip Calendine and Edward Spitzer.

Her family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service giving glory to God for Gloria’s life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday. Friends are invited to call the hour before the service, Pastors Pat Hartson and TJ Waters will officiate, and burial will follow in North Fork Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Church of Christ Prison Ministry Fund (P.O. Box 521, Bellville OH 44813) or the Lexington Church of Christ Camp Fund (230 Delaware Ave, Lexington OH 44904).

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Gloria’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Dear Uncle Kenny, Jim, Clint, and Tim,
    Just wanted to write a quick note to let you know that we’re rejoicing with you that Aunt Gloria is finally with Jesus in her perfect body!
    I have the best memories of her, especially at the Big House on 97. We had so much fun there swimming, sledding, hanging out in a tree – house, eating home-made ice cream and her yummy cake. She tried to act stern with us, but there was always a twinkle in her eye! Oh, and who can forget the pet skunk?! She had a great sense of humor!
    We’ll be praying for you all as you move on without her, especially Uncle Kenny. We love you!

  • To the family and friends of Gloria Baker, I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to you. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. When ever we lose such a caring and loving person, it is the hardest experience that any of us can go thru. And because of that my thoughts and prayers are with your family. During this extremely difficult time, please turn to God for comfort and support. He promise to give us the strength needed in order to endure this great lost. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Something else that can bring your family comfort is cherishing the wonderful memories that you have of Mrs. Gloria. These precious memories will console the family in the day’s ahead.

  • Kenny & Family: So sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. A faithful Christian servant will be missed by friends, family and YOU. Our love to you. My fond memories of working with you at camp, Kenny, and your ordination to the Prison Ministry at the service at Waterford. Hugs, Keith & Nancy Holtrey

  • Ken,
    My sympathies to you and your family.
    It is hard to say good bye. I miss seeing you.
    I will not be there as my husband passed away
    this week and I am a little overwhelmed.
    Consider yourself hugged.
    Love you
    Cheryl Benner

  • Kristin,

    You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your grandmother.

    German Uzcategui

  • Kristin,

    I hope that you find peace and comfort alongside your family & loved ones. I will say a prayer for you & just want you to know that we all care about you very much.

    Big Hugs my friend

  • I have so many fond memories of hanging out at the Bakers mansion sled riding bombing tadpoles and water bugs in the swimming pool and aunt Gloria trying to keep us all in line. Shes got a special place in heaven and I’m sure is at peace with all the family and friends that wa have all loved who have have gone on before her. My biggest kick was to badger her until I got a laugh and smile and that’ll happen again one day. Kara and I will miss you Aunt Gloria but enjoy what you earned through believing in and living for Christ.