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Mildred Baker
Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland
Hiawatha, formerly of White Cloud, KS

Mildred A. (Middy) Baker, passed away August 6, 2017 in Hiawatha Kansas

Mildred Agnes Baker was born December 10, 1921 in Rulo, Nebraska to Luther James and Cynthia Ely James. She was one of five siblings: Carl James, Everett James, Willard James and sister Ethel James Goodwin. She grew up in White Cloud and graduated high school with the class of 1941.  She had moved to Hiawatha a few years ago due to failing health.

On June 14, 1941 see was married to Kenneth Baker in Troy, Kansas and remained married until his passing in 1982. Mildred worked at the egg plant in Hiawatha where she met many friends and often spoke of her adventures there. She worked the remainder of her career at Kelly’s Store in White Cloud as a bookkeeper.

She attended Community Christian Church in White Cloud for many years following Christ.  Upon living in Hiawatha, she in recent months had been attending the Eternal Hope Worship Center.  On August 6, 2017, she peacefully went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ. Middy was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the American Legion Post #154 in White Cloud.

She was very active in her Legion by volunteering for many events throughout her life. She loved to crochet and quilt, leaving behind many handmade treasures. Most notably, she was known for her keen sense of humor, wit and a bright smile. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and they will miss her dearly.

She has left behind 4 grandchildren: Randy Runion, Lisa Adams-Runion, Jillian Baker and Jason Baker, five great grandchildren, a sister in law Mary Jane Waggoner of Hiawatha, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mildred was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth Baker, daughter Barbara Runion, son James Baker and granddaughter Rachael Baker.

A Celebration of Mildred’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, August 12, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Highland.  Pastor Rich Lehmkuhl of Eternal Hope Worship Center will officiate.  Interment will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, White Cloud.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. until 7 Friday evening.  The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Olive Branch Cemetery which may be sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 33, Highland 66035.


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