Lois L. Baker, 84, of Bourbon, Ind., passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
Lois was born the daughter of Lloyd and Edna Ewing Ritchison on May 31, 1929, at Milford, Ind. She was a resident of the area all her life, was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Lois worked in the restaurant business her entire life. She owned her own restaurant in Bourbon – The Four D’s Truck stop. She was also a nursery school teacher in the 1960’s in her own home. She organized many fundraisers and took people to doctor’s appointments and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.
Lois was a member of many community organizations which include: Triton Kiwanis Club, Bourbon American Legion Auxiliary of Post #424, and Moose Lodge #741 of Plymouth, Ind.
On Aug. 9, 1985, she married Herbert G. Baker, who died Feb. 19, 2012.
She is survived by her four daughters: Debbie (Lonnie) Witham, Warsaw, Ind.; Dena (Larry) Wattenbarger, Dava (Mark) Barton and Dara (Greg ) Greenawalt, all of Bourbon; three step children: Candace (Greg) Craft, Kimberly (Kris) Berger, all of Bourbon; and Stacy (Mike) Sheetz, Plymouth; her grandchildren: Lisa Scott, Leslie Witham, Braxton Barton, Erica Haag, Alison Sawyer, Morgan McClarnon and Cory McClarnon; step grandchildren: Matthew Craft, Jennifer Potter, Tyler Berger, Samantha, Jordan and McKenzie Sheetz; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother: Carl (Marilyn) Ritchison, Warsaw; a brother-in-law: Robert Baker, Washington C.H., Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a granddaughter: Dawn Francis; a great-grandson, Kyle Pugh; a sister: Rachel Baker; and a brother: Duane Ritchison.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Bourbon First United Methodist Church, 204 N. Washington St., Bourbon. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Reverends Stormy Scherer-Berry of Bourbon First United Methodist Church and Mark Cottrill of Bourbon United Pentecostal Church officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon.
The family request memorial contributions are made to: Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, 112 S. Center St. Plymouth, IN 46563 or Bourbon R.E.A.L. Services.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home in Bourbon is handling the arrangements.