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Ferrell Baker

A celebration of life for Ferrell F. Baker, 94 of Parkview Care Center, Wayland will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington, with Pastor Joe Brown officiating. Burial will follow at the Cottonwood Cemetery in rural Wayland. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 until 11:00 AM. A memorial fund has been established for the Cottonwood Church. Ferrell Baker died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, following a brief illness.

Ferrell Fern (Manning) Baker was born August 24, 1917 in Coppock, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Martha (Turner) Manning. She was united in marriage to Clifford M. Baker in Burlington. Ferrell was a member of the Coppock Church. She enjoyed going to garage sales, crocheting, taking care of her grandchildren, and baking, especially bread and cinnamon rolls.

Survivors include eleven children and spouses, Dwight (Mildred) Manning of Wayland, Iowa, Shirley (James) Butler of Donna, Texas, Kenny (Susan) Baker of Brighton, Iowa, Karen (Lonnie) Pickering of Wayland, Iowa, Edward (Kathy) Baker of Wayland, Iowa, Bess (Larry) Arduser of Wayland, Iowa, Ferrell (William) Ulin of Kalona, Iowa, Esther (Dave) Johnson of New London, Iowa, Sandy (Paul) Capps of Farmington, Iowa, Marilyn (Brad) Smothers of Riverside, Iowa, Connie (Richard) Berg of Coralville, Iowa, 35 grandchildren, 76 great grandchildren, and 19 great great grandchildren.

Preceding Ferrell in death were her parents, a daughter Carol Baker, husband Clifford Baker, and nine sisters and six brothers.

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Connie and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. you were blessed to have her as long as you did but it is never easy to let them go. Keep her in your hearts and cherish your memories. Jim and Joyce Rogers

Joyce Rogers Jul 25 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Butler Family Damon Nicole Drake Carson Brock

The Butler Family Jul 24 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. As long as she is in your heart, she is never truly gone from your life.

Cris Arduser Jul 24 2012 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to all the family back in Iowa.

Matt Manning Jul 23 2012 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Judy Hueholt

Judith Hueholt Jul 23 2012 12:00 AM

Our prayers and thought are with the family. John,Rachael,Craig,Sharon,Carosn, John,Graig,Lisa&Christopher Stauffer

Rachael Stauffer Jul 22 2012 12:00 AM