Marion Myrtle (Campbell) Baker

January 12, 1937 ‒ October 12, 2019

Cardington, Ohio

Marion Myrtle (Campbell) Baker, 82, of Cardington, died peacefully in her sleep October 12, 2019, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

She was born January 12, 1937, to the late Walter and Alice Campbell in Anderson, Indiana. She grew up feisty and headstrong, the only daughter in a family with four brothers.

She married Robert E. Baker, Sr. on March 5, 1954.They were married just shy of sixty years when he passed away in 2014. Marion took pride in being a homemaker and a mother to their four sons. She was a wonderful cook and renowned baker whose recipes are still being passed down.

She loved all living things and was known for feeding any strays— human or animal, including the skunk that showed up on her porch. “It’s just hungry,” she’d say as she put out more food. She must’ve been right, because it never did spray her. She was spontaneous and adventurous, daring and sometimes even a little mischievous—which made her the best grandmother and great-grandmother, ever.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Kerry (Vicky) Baker, and Robert (Julie) Baker, Jr.; grandchildren: Courtney (Jason) Hines, Ashley (Casey), Cody, Tristan, Hayden, and Rylan Baker, Jeremiah and Jessie Hamon, and Anthony (Julia) Bringle; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Destiny, Jaxson, Caleb, Carson, Jayden, Aliyah, Mia, and Elleana; great-great-grandson, Dallas; and brothers, James and Boyce Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, her sons, Ronald and Terry, her parents, and her brothers, Walter and Billy.

Marion’s family will greet friends from 6 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Okie Evans officiating.  Burial will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Union Cemetery in Crossville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marion’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Morrow County, P.O. Box 298, Mount Gilead, OH 43338 or at

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Marion’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • My thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. Marion was a very sweet lady. Her stories and jokes would always put a smile on your face with lots of laughter. She will be greatly missed. Holly Allen

  • To All The Baker Family
    The Burton Family is very good friends to the Baker family and would like to send our Condolences to the family and friends at this time. she was a good lady and friend she will be missed by us all. God Bless The Family Friends. Prayers to everyone.

    Steven Burton
    And Family

  • So sorry for your loss. She was a loving person and I’m going to miss seeing her at our family get togethers.

    Love you guys,
    June & Bill Johnson

  • Marion was a wonderful, sweet, enjoyable, ornery and kind person. Marion gave the best hugs. I was very proud to say I assisted her when she was on Home Health. I would love to come to her funeral service, however, I just had knee surgery 6 days ago and cannot attend. Bob and Julie thank you for all you did for your mother so she could stay home. I would absolutely cherish an original copy of the little cards given out during the funeral service.

    My deepest condolences.

    With love,

    Paula Kline
    6830 Ground Hog Pike
    La Rue, OH 43332

  • Kerry,
    I’m very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.
    I never knew her to have a frown, always a smile.
    Hugs and prayers, and my God comfort you in the coming days.
    Cherie Riggs Smith