Grace Baker 1943-2019

Grace L. Kramer Baker, 75, of Wetmore, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the Sabetha Hospital, surrounded in the comfort of her loving family, was received in the arms of our loving Lord.

Grace was born March 12, 1943, to Arthur and Ann Boeding Kramer in Seneca. She was raised on a farm and graduated in 1961 from Sts. Peter and Paul School in Seneca.

She was employed at the Methodist Home, the Topeka-Shawnee Health Department and Sac and Fox Casino. 

On Jan. 22, 1977, Grace married Leo B. Baker at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. They made their home in Wetmore, where she raised her family and was a homemaker.

She enjoyed knitting, gardening, canning and playing cards. She loved watching the kids’ activities in school and their Boy Scout activities. 

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Altar Society, all in Wetmore.

She is survived by her husband, Leo, of 41 years; her children, Tony (Val) Baker of Emporia, Barbara Pyles of Topeka, Allen (Phylicia) Baker of Kelly and Bradley Baker of Sabetha; two sisters, Jane (Larry) Hesse of Topeka and Helen Krier of Salem, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A rosary was prayed on Friday, March 1 at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Saturday, March 2 at St. James Catholic Church in Wetmore. Burial was held in St. Augustine Cemetery in Fidelity.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made for Cerebral Palsy and the Diabetes Foundations, sent in care of the family. 

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