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F. Lucille (Smith) Baker

August 8, 1920 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 98)
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F. Lucille Baker

August 8, 1920     October 4, 2018

      F. Lucille Baker, 98, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of rural Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, October 4, 2018 at the home.

      She was born along Piney Creek, rural Martinsburg, daughter of the late Eldie L. Sr. and Harriet M. (Mock) Smith.  On August 30, 1938 she married James H. Baker in Cumberland, MD.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 1994.

     Surviving are a son, Gary W. Baker (wife, Nancy) of rural Martinsburg; a daughter, Pam J. Leedy (Bob) of Derwood, MD; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, H. Betty Feath of Martinsburg; a daughter-in-law, Nancy E. Baker of Hollidaysburg; and many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by two daughters: Sally Ann Hoover and Connie J. Baker; three sons: J. Ronald, J. Donald and R. Gerald “Jerry”; two brothers: Glen M. Smith and Eldie L. Smith Jr.; and five sisters: Gladys Weaver, Marian Smith, Lillian Wineland, Ola Furry and Lois Cowan; and a daughter-in-law, Dawn Baker-Burket.

     Lucille was a 1938 graduate of Morrisons Cove High School, Martinsburg.  She was a longtime, faithful member of Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren, where she served as a Deacon Emeritus and was also a member of the Cheerful Daughters Sunday school class.

     She assisted her husband, Jim with the daily operation of their dairy farm in rural Martinsburg and following their retirement from farming, she then worked for 10 years as Certified Nursing Assistant at The Village at Morrisons Cove.  Lucille enjoyed traveling, making ceramics and was an exceptionally good baker and cook.

     Friends will be received from 10am until the 11am funeral service, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren, Chaplain Linda Banaszak and Pastor Chris Garretson officiating.  Private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. 

     The family prefers memorial contributions be given to Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren, 210 N. Wall St., Martinsburg, PA 16662 or The Village at Morrisons Cove (Good Samaritan Fund), 429 S. Market St., Martinsburg, PA 16662.

     Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.


Donations may be made to:

Memorial Church of the Brethren
210 N Wall St, Martinsburg PA 16662
Tel: 1-814-793-2422

The Village at Morrisons Cove - Good Samaritan Fund
429 S. Market St., Martinsburg PA 16662

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