Caroline A. Baker

Baker Caroline obit

Caroline A. Hursh Baker, 84, formerly of Bellefontaine, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in the Imperial Health Care Center, at Naples, Fla.

She was a native of Middletown, born Sept. 1, 1929, a daughter of the late Clayton Cleveland Hursh Sr. and Catherine Margaret Weber Hursh.

On June 5, 1948, she married Frederick Atwell Baker in Middletown and he preceded her in death March 19, 2003.

She is survived by her one son, Frederick C. (Susan) Baker of Asheville, N.C.; one daughter, Margaret (Patrick) Raley of Bonita Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren, Joseph Clayton Baker, Alicia Marie Baker, Alexander Michael Baker and Gregory Michael Raley; one brother, Clayton Cleveland (Janie) Hursh Jr. of Bellefontaine; one niece, Cheryl (Robert) Mitchell of Bellefontaine; two nephews, Charles “Chuck” Hursh of Bellefontaine and Christopher (Angela) Hursh of Cincinnati; along with several great nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the West Liberty United Church of Christ and enjoyed playing bridge with her husband and friends. She and Fred also enjoyed their many fishing outings to Michigan and Canada.

As everyone knew, Caroline was a bargain hunter and enjoyed local jaunts to the various flea markets and thrift shops.

A private ceremony is in the family plot at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to local humane societies, as Caroline was a lover of her cats and supported all efforts to avoid animal abuse.