Robert L. Baker
Robert L. Baker, age 101, of Shelby, died Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Crestwood Care Center.
He was born March 13, 1917 in Shelby the son of the late Hugh and Elizabeth (Lysinger) Baker. Bob was a farmer the majority of his life and was a former employee of W.A. Vnasdale Construction. He had been a Jackson Township Trustee, Richland County Fair Board Member and a very active member of the Ganges Community Church. Bob enjoyed gardening, woodworking and helping others in need. Bob was busy all of the time. In his later years he started visiting friends in nursing homes. This activity grew to so many nursing homes, he visited some in the morning and the others in the afternoon. He made many new friends with these visits as well.
Bob is survived by his 5 daughters: Sue (Joel) Beer of Shelby, Kay (Larry) Danals of Ontario, Sally (David) Studer of Shelby, Betty (Jerry) Cox of Shelby, Kathy (Joseph) Cotter of Ontario; 20 Grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Phyllis I. (Vnasdale) Baker; brother: Raymond Baker; sisters: Lucille Dillon, Jeanette Wilson and Margaret Ewing; grandson: Jason “Jake” Cox; great grandson: Trevor Beer.
Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2-4 PM at Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Lester Vnasdale officiating. Burial will follow in Ganges Cemetery.
Memorial expressions may be made to Ganges Community Church. To send a message of sympathy or to share a memory with the Baker family, please visit www.turnerfuneralhomeshelby.com