Shirley D. Baker
June 24, 1952 - January 5, 2015
Shirley D. Baker, age 62 of Macon, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 5, 2015 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Born June 24, 1952 in Macon, Missouri, she was the daughter of Olen E. and Reta M. (Long) Tipton. On August 6, 1972 in Macon, Missouri, she married Kenneth W. Baker who survives.
Also surviving is her mother, Reta M. Tipton of Macon, Missouri; three children, Christina Riley and husband Roger, Kimberly Roberts and husband Josh, and Kenneth (Buddy) W. Baker II all of Macon, Missouri; two sisters, Barbara Woods and husband Paul of Boonville, Missouri and Karen Baker and husband Tom of Macon, Missouri; one brother, Roger Tipton and wife Betty of Macon, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Donna Hutchinson and husband Jim of Macon, Missouri and Cindy Osman of Licking, Missouri; six grandchildren, Ashlei Lagle, Cassidy Fuemmeler, McKenzie Lagle, Summer Baker, Sierra Riley, and Alyzza Riley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her father, Olen E. Tipton and brother-in-law Rick Osman.
Shirley was a 1970 graduate of Macon High School and a 1973 graduate of Truman State University with a degree in Business and Mathematics. She worked for Toastmaster, Inc. for more than 30 years.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery east of Atlanta, Missouri. Officiating will be Pastor Matt Stieger. Pallbearers will be Kenneth (Buddy) Baker II, Roger Riley, Josh Roberts, Brent Brookhart, Roger Tipton, and Paul Woods.
There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at the Crossroads Christian Church in Macon, Missouri immediately following the graveside service.
Memorials in memory of Shirley D. Baker may be made to Mt. Tabor Cemetery. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, Missouri 63549.