Wilma Edith Baker of Davisville, Missouri was born October 18, 1928 in Cherryville, Missouri to Basil Harding and Golden Eaton Bolling and passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Wilma married Joe Baker in the year 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri. Wilma and Joe were married for 71 years when he passed away in October of last year.
Wilma was a faithful member of the Davisville Assembly of God Church. Along with Joe’s brother, Bill, she and Joe owned the Baker Feed and Grocery Store for many years. She also was always next to her husband’s side on the farm when he needed her. Wilma was a good cook and all of the family always loved to eat her glazed doughnuts. She spent many hours gardening, taking care of her flowers, sewing and canning.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Basil and Golden Bolling; her husband Joe Baker; three brothers, Bill, Bob and Johnny Bolling; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Bolling, Nadine Watson and husband Ray, Virginia Wilson and husband Elba and Naomi Halbert and husband Welbon; and brother-in-law, Lawrence Conaway.
She is survived by two sons, Roger Baker and wife Nancy of Davisville, Missouri and Rodney Baker and significant other Heather of Ballwin, Missouri; brothers, Pat Bolling of Sullivan, Missouri and Gene Bolling of Bolivar, Missouri; sisters, Mildred Conaway and Mary Conaway and husband Irvin Jr., all of Cherryville, Missouri and Charlene Clayton and husband Sonny of Summersville, Missouri; brothers-in-law, Bill Baker of Davisville, Missouri and Jim Baker and wife Kathy of Cuba, Missouri; sister-in-law, Betty Sue Gremaud and husband Pete of Pacific, Missouri; four grandchildren, Kathleen Donnell, Charlene Baker, Andrew Baker and Amber Baker; two great grandchildren, Bethany Donnell and Benjamin Donnell; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Harrison Brown, Rev. Bob Coleman and Rev. John Slade officiating. Special music of “Amazing Grace” and “The Eastern Gate” was sung by Bob and Carol Coleman with Shirley Brown on piano.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Davisville Cemetery, Davisville, Missouri with Mitch Davis singing and playing on the violin “Amazing Grace.”
Casket bearers were John Pyatt, Richard Gillam, Andrew Baker, Richard Conaway, Mike Bolling and John Hanneken.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.