Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Obituary: Ruth L. Baker, 89, Roulette

Ruth L. Baker  “Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend”
ROULETTE, PA---Ruth L. Baker, 89, of Roulette, passed to her rest on the morning of Tuesday, May 3, 2016, with family at her side under the care of Potter County Hospice.
Born on October 17, 1926 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of James E. “Pat” and Bertha L. Pelchy Predmore.  On July 31, 1949, she married Charles Bernard Baker who passed to his rest on March 13, 1993.
Ruth was a graduate of Coudersport High School.  She attended Washington Sanitarium and Hospital and Washington Missionary College in Takoma Park, Maryland where she studied nursing. 
Mrs. Baker worked for many years as a nurse at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport and before that had been employed at the former Port Allegany Hospital and the old Coudersport Hospital.  She also worked as a factory nurse at Galeton Production.  Since her husband’s death, Mrs. Baker has operated the family rental business.
Ruth was an active lifelong member of the Coudersport Seventh-day Adventist Church.  She enjoyed knitting, photography, painting in oils, bird watching, and growing violets.  She was a prolific writer of cards and notes of encouragement to others.  A caring person, Ruth made many calls daily to friends new and old.
Surviving are two daughters, Marian E. Baker of Roulette and Rachel “Brenda” Marschner of St. Cloud, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Aren Baze, Michelle Baker, Daniel Sacher, and Ariel Sacher (Jordan) Kneiff; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Baker was predeceased by a son, Charles E. Baker, who died on May 27, 1973; a sister, Mary Napoletan; and a brother, Arley Predmore.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Coudersport Seventh-day Adventist Church, South Main Street, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Gary Reese, officiating.  Mrs. Baker will be laid to rest with her husband and son in the Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
Memorials may be made to the Roulette Ambulance Association, PO Box 172, Roulette, PA 16746.
Mrs. Baker’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
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