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Verna Lucille Thimmes Baker
April 15, 1919–April 29, 2009

Verna L. Baker, 90, of Oxford Junction, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Mechanicsville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mechanicsville, following a brief illness.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction, with Pastor Pat Slater officiating.
Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the service time at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mechanicsville, Iowa.
Verna Lucille Thimmes was born April 15, 1919 in Mechanicsville, Iowa, daughter of Leo and Margaret (Milligan) Thimmes. She married Sherrill E. Baker, Sr., on December 9, 1939 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He died on February 21, 2002.
She farmed with her husband for many years. After retiring she worked at the Clarence Nursing Home and Maquoketa Care Center. She was a very active member of the Oxford Junction United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Sherrill (Sally) Baker, Jr., and Gary Baker, both of Oxford Junction; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Neva Baker and Marianne (Arthur) Baker, both of Anamosa, and Betty Truesdell of Iowa City. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, one sister and three brothers.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 1 May 2009

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