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Helen R. Baker

Fri, Jun 29th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen Rose Baker, 91, of Chatfield, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester. Helen Rose Meeker was born Jan. 12, 1921, in Jordan Township, Fillmore County, rural Chatfield, to John and Mary (Baker) Meeker.

She graduated from Chatfield High School. On Aug. 21, 1941, she married Harold J. Baker in Chatfield. The couple lived in rural Chatfield and moved into town in 1959. Helen was a cook for the high school and then secretary for People Natural Gas, retiring in 1985. Harold was a custodial engineer for the Chosen Valley High School for 25 years. Helen was a past deacon and elder at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, founder and past member of the Chatfield Saddle Club and a member of the Eastern Star. She loved to fish, dance and read books. She also loved cooking lunch for anyone and was an excellent chocolate cake baker.

She is survived by one son, Robert (Peggy) Baker of Chatfield; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lyle (Lorraine) Meeker of Chatfield.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary; one daughter, Ruth Rolfson; one brother, Lloyd Meeker; and one sister, Hazel Asher.

The funeral service was held Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. Burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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