Naomi C. Baker, age 80, of Baxter Springs, Kan., went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 3, 2011.
Naomi married the love of her life T.G. Baker, of Baxter Springs, and they were happily married for 49 years.
Naomi is preceded in death by her husband, T.G.; her parents, Ben C. and Minnie Clark; and one great-grandson, Grady Goldsmith, of Yukon, Okla.; three sisters and two brothers. Naomi is survived by her children: daughters, Peggy Johnson and Gene, of Grove, Okla.; Beth Bryant and Danny, of Quapaw, Okla.; Charlotte Roach and Mike, of Piedmont, Okla.; sons, Garth Baker and Lori, of Riverton, Kan.; Tom Baker and Rhonda, of Galena, Kan.; Donnie Baker and Karen, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; and one foster son, Randy Wilson and Julie, of Miami, Okla.; along with one brother, Richard Fowler of Miami; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and many more that she has claimed and raised over the years; along with several nieces and nephews.
The one special trait a lot of people will remember her for is being that special friend. Someone you could always go to for a shoulder to cry on or just to sit and have a cup of coffee with.
Most of us will remember her for her famous BBQ chicken, if you ever left her house hungry it was your own fault because she always made sure everyone was fed. Naomi's favorite holiday was Christmas. She wasn't a gift taken from us, she was a gift given to us.
Naomi was employed at King Louie as a seamstress for over 30 years and a member of the VFW Post #408 where she was proud to be a member and appreciated everyone that served our great country.
Services and visitation were held at: Derfelt Funeral Home, 328 E. 12th Street, Baxter Springs, Kan. Visitation was held Thursday evening, Aug. 4th from 8 to 9 p.m. Services were Friday morning, August 5th at 10:30 a.m. with graveside services to follow at Lowell Cemetery.