Wilma L. Baker
Wilma L. Baker
  • April 5, 1916 - December 24, 2017
  • Greenville, Ohio

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Wilma L. Baker, age 101 and a half of Greenville, Ohio went home to be with her Lord at 10:40 PM Sunday December 24, 2017 at the Village Green Healthcare Center Greenville, Ohio. Wilma was born April 5, 1916 in Greenville and the daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha (Dismeier) Schafer.

Wilma was a graduate of Gettysburg Local High School. She worked at the Buckeye in Versailles, was a Department Manager for Montgomery Ward Store in Piqua, cashier for Marsh Supermarket and Office Manager for Pyrofax of Fort Recovery.

Wilma was an accomplished pianist and organist playing the organ for St. John Lutheran Church and Oakland Church of the Brethren. She was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville and was baptized, confirmed and married in that church. She was a member of the ladies Dorca Bible Study Group at St. John and a member of the Greenville Moose Lodge. Along with playing the piano and organ she enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, reading and watching TV.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Delbert M. Baker. Also by her siblings and their spouses: sisters Louella Schafer, Florence (Schafer) Treon-Shoemaker, Frances "Buckles" Treon and Jake Shoemaker; brothers Walter Schafer, Elmer & Gladys Schafer and Addie Schafer, Herb and Marcella Schafer, Lawrence and Dorothy Schafer and Elaine Schafer, Harold and Peggy Schafer, Robert and Phyllis Schafer, son-in-law Larry D. Grove and grand dog Sadie Mae.

Wilma is survived by her son Ronald E. and Donna Baker and daughter Connie L. Grove all of Greenville; grandchildren Randy and Elizabeth Grove, Rick and Kathy Grove, Terri and Monte Clemens, Julie Baker, Ronda Evans and Kevin Cade; great grandchildren Rachel and Derek Koogler, Devon Grove, Danielle Grove, Ashlee Evans and Sheridan Resor; great great grandson Roman James Koogler as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday December 29, 2017 in the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 State Route 121-N., Greenville, Ohio Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Dan Schafer officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Friday from 9:30 AM until time of the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville.