Bonnie L. Baker

Bonnie L. Baker, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at 2:50 a.m.  at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

Mrs. Baker worked as a supervisor and purchasing agent at General Engineering. She also worked at Essex Wire in Andrews as a secretary and later became a purchasing agent for the company. In 1976, she began her work in the Huntington North High School cafeteria, where she became known as the “Lunch Lady.” She retired after 25 years. She attended First Christian Church in Andrews for many years and later attended New Hope United Church of Christ in Bippus.

She was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Kokomo to Virgil and Ruth Kinch Smuts. She married Junior France in 1946 and he preceded her in death. She married Tom Baker on Aug. 21, 1954, and he survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Michael France, of Fort Wayne, and Terry France of Ormond Beach, FL; two daughters, Melissa Baker and Melinda Baker, both of Huntington; a sister, Donna Martin; seven grandchildren, Tony Baker, Tosha Rumple, Maria Martin, Todd France, Traci Rivera, Stephanie Andrews and Matt France, and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Baker.

Calling is Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will immediately calling at noon at the mortuary, with Rev. Raymond Scribner officiating. Burial will be in Andrews Riverside Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials are to the donor’s choice to benefit the welfare of children and animals, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
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