MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – Jean Baker, 87, entered into eternal rest on December 31, 2016, with her great-nieces Barbra Turner and Beth Aurilio by her side.
Jean was a proud lifelong resident of Mineral Ridge, Ohio. She was born there on July 1, 1929, to Edwin and Nellie (Pearce) Baker, following the birth of her twin sister, Jane.
Jean was a faithful member of the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ. She was baptized there just a few days shy of her 12th birthday on June 29, 1941.
She graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in 1948.
She continued her service in the church throughout her life. She assisted with administrative duties and sang in the church choir for many years. She was an active member of the Women Working for Christ ministry at the church. Jean was a strong woman – physically, spiritually and mentally. She worked in the stockroom at Woolworth’s Company in Niles, Ohio, for 42 years until she retired in 1992. She followed the company when they relocated to the Eastwood Mall from their original location in downtown Niles. Following retirement, she also worked for a while at Croft’s Farm Market in Mineral Ridge.
Jean was the sole surviving sibling of the Baker family, having been predeceased by brother, Edwin; sister, Lois E. Turner; sister, Nellie Mrofchak; twin sister, Jane Lindsey and brother, Ronald. Jean held an exceptionally close bond with her twin sister Jane.
She is survived by ten nieces and nephews; multiple great-nieces and nephews; several great-great-nieces and nephews and devoted and caring friends, Dianne and Carol Seifert. In addition, Jean is survived by her church family at the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.
Jean was a member of the Golden Glow Rebecca Lodge No. 608. She also was a dedicated sports fan. She thoroughly enjoyed watching the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Championship and watching the Cleveland Indians almost win the World Series.
Services will be held at Lane Funeral Home in Mineral Ridge, Ohio on Monday, January 9, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. with calling hours one hour before to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Material contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to the Mineral Ridge Church of Christ, 3911 Main Street, Mineral Ridge, Ohio 44440.
Family and Friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
A television tribute will air Friday, January 6 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV, 8:41 a.m. MyYTV, 9:58 a.m. on FOX, 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.