Shirley J. Baker

August 09, 1942 ‒ March 06, 2019

Cardington, Ohio

Shirley J. Baker, age 76, of Cardington, passed away Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019, at Marion General Hospital.

Shirley was born on August 9, 1942, in Galion, to the late Roy T. and Hazel L. (Allen) Pollard.

In 1982, Shirley married Alvin “Bill” Baker.

For many years Shirley worked at Rite Aid in Mount Gilead. Away from work Shirley enjoyed spending time with her pride and joy, Latté her puppy. She loved going to cross country, track, soccer, and t-ball games to cheer on her grandchildren. While home, she enjoyed reading and watching her birds: especially her humming birds.

Left to cherish her memory includes her children: Matthew (Donna) Wright and Lorraine (Randy) Wright; grandchildren: Shavone Braden, Sylvia (Adam) Cox, Tabitha (Tom) Bryan, Kristie Wright, and Nathan Wright; great grandchildren: Asher and Owen Cox, and Charlotte and Evelyn Bryan; son-in-law, Jerry Burgess; best friends: Chris and John Dailey; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents: Roy and Hazel; husband, Bill Baker; a daughter, Debrah Burgess; brother, James Williams; and sister, Karen Leary.

Her family will greet friends from 1 to 3 PM on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A procession to Shauck Cemetery will follow with graveside services at the cemetery. Celebrant Galen McLeod will officiate.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Shirley’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • My deepest sympathy. I so wish I were in town to show my respect for this wonderful lady. I had the privilege to work with she and her daufhter . Most of all the privilege to be friends with both. Rest in peace Shirley. Prayers for her family.

  • May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

  • So, so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Shirley for a long time, but, stayed many a weekends when Lorraine and I were in high school. Thoughts and prayers to the rest of the family, I know this has been a rough few months for all of you. Hold on to those precious memories.

  • Prayers for the family, she was a special lady and a very helpful soul. She will be missed.

  • To the Baker family and friends please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one Shirley. Please read God’s wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death it will give you hope and comfort during this difficult time Acts 24:15; John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21: 1-5.

  • I’m sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort during this difficult time with family and friends. May God’s tender mercy be with your family through this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)